States across America are decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana – both medical and recreational – at a rapidly increasing rate. Public opinion is shifting in favor of these initiatives. Doctors and legal advocates applaud the changes.
But powerful interest groups are lobbying against these efforts. We discuss the top five “weed killers” in this episode, and discuss the future of legal weed under a Trump administration whose ultimate intentions are unclear.
Opioid Companies Lobby Against Medical Marijuana, Allen Frances
One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana, Christopher Ingraham
Who’s Really Fighting Legal Weed, Ben Cohen
Is the White House Serious About Cracking Down on Weed?, Jacob Sullum
INTRO: Jon Ellig
LOGO: Jake Karcher
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