The Marijuana Debate


Mitchell Earleywine
*Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Southern California
*Author, Understanding Marijuana (Oxford University Press, 2002)

John L. Smith
*Columnist, Las Vegas Review Journal

Martin O'Hanlon
*Ottowa News Editor, The Canadian Press

John Walters
*Director, National Drug Control Policy

There's a bit of buzz about marijuana. Britain plans to soften its laws on possession. Canada may follow suit. And in this country, a proposal to loosen the laws on marijuana is on Nevada's November ballot. This hour on Talk of the Nation, U.S. drug czar John Walters and other experts join Neal Conan for a look at changing marijuana laws.



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