The Law and Politics of Marijuana Legalization
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Voters in Colorado and Washington recently approved initiatives to legalize marijuana under state law. However, the federal law that strictly bans marijuana possession remains in place. Asa Hutchinson, the former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, says “The stage is set for a confrontation of massive proportions.” If a confrontation is inevitable, how will the courts resolve this conflict? Join us for a wide‐ranging discussion of federal supremacy, state prerogatives under the Tenth Amendment, and drug policy reform.