Colorado's Legalization of Marijuana: A View from the Ground Up

For the last 18 months, adults in Colorado and Washington State have been able to walk into retail stores and do what was previously unthinkable: buy marijuana. How are the states dealing with the inherent conundrum that results when you have a state permitted, but federally banned substance on the market? This session examines the Constitutional and political issues surrounding this controversial decision, including how the Justice Department and Treasury are setting guidelines to deal with this new industry. What legal challenges are being brought forth by other states? How are pot shops and growers dealing with the inability to secure basic banking services? What are the unintended consequences with regard to international drug trade?

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: Society

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