Legalizing Weed: Not a Simple Vote

October 18, 2016

In November, five states—Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada—have measures to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes on their ballots. Four other states—Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota—are set to vote on medical marijuana initiatives. Meanwhile, marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

In this Call with the Experts, Beau Kilmer, codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, discusses the controversy surrounding marijuana policy and highlights issues policymakers and voters should consider before making their decisions. Media relations director Jeffrey Hiday moderates the call.