legalizing marijuana

  • December 1, 2016  

    On November 8, multiple states legalized marijuana for medical or recreational purposes — so Joe Dolce’s new book on the substance’s history in the U.S. is timely. Dolce argues marijuana’s bad reputation is a result of political demonization, including an intentional name change and association with hippies and disorder. This is his Brief but Spectacular take on the past and future of cannabis. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2015   BY  

    Since Colorado started legally selling recreational marijuana just over a year ago, law enforcement along the Nebraska border are busier than ever, as eastward drivers attempt to leave the state with everything from rolled joints to psychedelic glass pipes to edibles. In January alone, Nebraska authorities booked 23 cases of marijuana coming from Colorado. Continue reading

  • September 20, 2014  

    Although recreational use of marijuana has been legal in the state of Colorado for nine months, some people are still choosing to buy it on the black market. Critics say legalization has created two systems: a legal market for those who can afford it and an underground market for people who can’t. PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent Rick Karr reports from Denver. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2012  

    Judy Woodruff talks to Jennie Bowser of the National Conference of State Legislatures about the top state ballot measures to be decided in the 2012 election. Bowser says the polarized political atmosphere could be one reason why there are more initiatives at stake today than any other presidential election in the last 20 years. Continue reading