Politicians’ Viewpoints on Marijuana Legalization

Mar 13, 2017

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

Politicians created the problem of prohibition by vilifying and criminalizing marijuana, and then they ran from the “m” word like it was a curse. But today, many politicians support reforming marijuana policy because marijuana frequently polls better than the politicians themselves. This panel explores why current and former political figures support regulating marijuana.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Heather Fazio

Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy

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John Hudak

The Brookings Institute

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Diane Russell

Maine House of Representatives

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