Kevin Sabet and Ethan Nadelmann Debate Marijuana Legalization and the Nanny State


This week, Kevin Sabet of the Drug Policy Institute and Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance debate marijuana laws and policy.

Today's question concerns the push for more lenient treatment of marijuana in the context of a broader push for smoking bans, fatty food and drink restrictions, and other regulations ostensibly aimed at promoting public health. At the same time many states are pursuing more liberal cannabis policies, many are also becoming more strict on other health issues, including tobacco. Does this make sense?

Tomorrow, Sabet and Nadelmann will consider the Obama administration's drug enforcement policies.