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Legalizing Marijuana


Legalizing Marijuana For the first time ever, legislation has been introduced in North Carolina to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. A movement to legalize the drug is gaining momentum all across the country. Our panel of experts will explore the health, political and economic implications of legalizing a drug that has been vilified for decades. GuestsStephen Newman - Administrator, Prevention/Wellness, Meck Co. Health Dept. Dan Bernath - Asst. Director of Communications, Marijuana Policy Project Dr. Jeffrey Miron - Visiting Asst. Professor of Economics, Harvard NPR | Marijuana vendors lobby to pay higher taxes NPR | Rhode Island becomes third state to allow marijuana stores NPR | Drug Czar Kerlikowske leads shift in drug policy Click here to add and read comments