Different Perspectives on How to Legalize Marijuana

The New America Foundation and Washington Monthly hosted an intelligent and engaging group of guests this morning who debated how marijuana should be legalized. One thing that is evident on the panel and is also occurring around the country is that while liberals and libertarians often agree that they want marijuana prohibition to end, they don’t agree on the best form for a legalized market. Broadly speaking, liberals tend to be more skeptical of corporate control of the endeavor (e.g., as we have with tobacco) than are libertarians. Wherever you stand, watching this program is well worth your time.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

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Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University. He served as a senior policy advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy from 2009 to 2010.