Weed Week

Is Nationwide Marijuana Legalization Just Around the Corner?

Erik Altieri of NORML sees a bright future for American pot.

|

HD Download

It's hard to be pessimistic about marijuana legalization these days. Recreational cannabis is legal in 10 states and decriminalized in another 14. Virtually all presidential candidates, including Trump, favor letting states decide the legal status of marijuana. Polls show a majority of Republicans even support legalization. And six proposals to move marijuana laws in a more or less libertarian direction are now making their way through Congress. 

What do these policy proposals look like? How are states navigating the conflicts between state and federal law? And are there any obstacles left on the path to nationwide legalization? 

Reason's Todd Krainin sat down with Erik Altieri, the executive director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, to talk about the building momentum toward nationwide legal pot.

Music—"Reggae Life" by Goymamba.

Produced, hosted, and edited by Todd Krainin. Cameras by Austin Bragg and Meredith Bragg.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Like us on Facebook.

Follow us on Twitter.

Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes.

HD Download

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

7 responses to “Is Nationwide Marijuana Legalization Just Around the Corner?

  1. As California goes, so will go most places. So we will see top down criminalization replaced by a hodge podge of local restriction and rent seeking.

  2. Yes, it’s just around the corner of the bread-and-circuses stadium.

  3. End the war on our right to control our own bodies which was started by the democrat progressives Woodrow Wilson and FDR.

  4. Seems excessive that of the few articles posted on Reason each day at least one or two are about weed. I mean ok libertarians are for legalization because do what you want with your own body and all that but if I wanted to read High Times I would.

    Not my magazine so whatever. Maybe it generates clicks.

    1. I just accept it. I’m for legalization of all drugs but have no interest in them and can’t stand their advocates. It’s one of the most widely understood (and perhaps most popular?) libertarian position. I just skip most of them because potheads and weed activists are annoying

  5. Bermain game domino sangatlah mengasyikkan apalagi kalau di dalam dunia digital, disitus permainan ini terlihat sangat nyata layaknya seperti dalam permainan offline. Ditambah lagi ada banyak bonus,point-point,special withdraw dan website ini wajib kalian kunjungi karena permainan domino disini dijamin asli tanpa bot. Operator selalu online di setiap harinya dan bisa kalian manfaatkan untuk informasi tentang website ataupun seputar permainan poker,domino,togel,tebakskor dan lain-lain. Dalam dunia perjudian sangat dibutuhkan bandar yang benar-benar terpercaya dan website domino88 ini menyediakan agen domino online yang sudah terpercaya sejak permainan gambling sedang viral sampai sekarang dan masih diminati banyak khalangan pemain baru atau pun profesional. Untuk transaksi disini sangat mudah dan cepat terkirim karena memakai system web yang sudah canggih dan terupdate. Jangan lewatkan kesempatan ini sebelum postingan ini tenggelam, segera kunjungi websitenya dan isi form pendaftaran secara gratis.

Please to post comments