How Safe Is Marijuana?

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Ten states will be voting on marijuana reform this Tuesday despite the Obama administration’s decision to keep marijuana as a schedule one drug alongside LSD and heroin. California voters will decide on Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, legalizing possession of one ounce of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Californians will be allowed to grow up to six plants a year. And the sale of marijuana for recreational use would be taxed and regulated.

For more on this we are joined by Dr. Stanton Glantz who is often called the Ralph Nader of the anti-tobacco movement. Dr. Glantz opposes Prop 64. He’s written four books including The Cigarette Papers and is also a professor at the school of medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Glantz believes tobacco and marijuana have similar chemical profiles, and that as we move towards legalization of marijuana we need to regulate it more like tobacco and less like alcohol.

 

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