• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Luis Figueroa
  • 00:15    |    
    How does legalizing marijuana, for medicinal purposes, change the war on drugs?
    • Different reactions of the Federal Government
    • Legality for recreational uses
  • 02:49    |    
    Which states have legalized marijuana for recreational uses?
  • 02:54    |    
    Why is this change taking place?
  • 03:44    |    
    Are people aware of the failure of the war on drugs?
  • 04:37    |    
    How do Congress members receive the feedback from the taxpayers?
    • Hesitation in enforcement
    • Increasing punishments
    • Restoring student financial aid
  • 07:11    |    
    Do you foresee major changes in the legalization of drugs in the near future?
  • 07:39    |    
    What type of readings would you recommend students who wish to understand more about the process of change, within the political spheres on the legalizationn of drugs?
  • 09:17    |    
    What are the best vehicles for root organizations to influence legislators, in regards to this issue?
  • 10:09    |    
    Final words
  • 10:16    |    
    Final credits

Legalization of Marijuana in the United States and the War on Drugs

New Media  | 08 de mayo de 2013  | Vistas: 25

Adam Dick shares his knowledge and expertise on the legalization of the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, marijuana. Up to now, nineteen states have passed laws in order to allow the use of cannabis for medical treatment purposes; nonetheless, Washington and Colorado will also consent to its recreational uses. This approach gives a new standpoint on the war on drugs, as it addresses the failure of the previous strategies, which have caused not only economic but social losses, as well.


Adam Dick is attorney and policy consultant. He is former legislative…


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