Listen MPR News with Kerri Miller: Legalizing marijuana
Listen A note from producers: Regarding our segment on legalizing marijuana
Nov 18, 2016
Voters in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted last week to legalize recreational use of marijuana. That makes 8 states plus Washington, D.C., that now permit recreational use. Even more permit medical use.
Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham and Kevin Sabet, former senior advisor at the White House Office of national Drug Control Policy, talked about what the consequences of legalizing marijuana might be.
To hear the entire conversation, use the audio player above.
Correction (Nov. 17, 2016): In this broadcast conversation, we used an inaccurate count of the states that have approved recreational marijuana use. There are 8 of those states, including Maine, which narrowly approved recreational use in a referendum on Election Day. The vote there was so close that opponents are requesting a recount. The other states on the list: Alaska, California, Colorado, Washington, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oregon, along with Washington D.C. The audio from the original broadcast is included on this page.