>NPR had a great program I listened to last night on my way to hiking the M called What If Marijuana Were Legal?
NPR came up with a hypothetical scenario and asked experts to play along, commenting on their imagined outcomes. The scenario: Marijuana has been legal for two years throughout the U.S. It is treated, in the eyes of the law, similar to alcohol. It is taxed and regulated, and users must be 21 or older. Pot smokers can buy it by the gram at licensed dispensaries. Predictably, the law change would make some people very happy — and others deeply concerned.
It is well worth checking out. I thought it was balanced and fair, and very interesting. Well worth your time (plus it kept me off that goddamn mountain an extra 15 minutes or so)!