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How Safe Is Marijuana?


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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Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher is a comedian and author of the 2012 memoir Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16. That same year, Moshe released his Netflix stand-up special Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland. He also co-hosted, alongside Neal Brennan, the late podcast The Champs and is currently the co-host of the live podcast Hound Tall, which takes a single topic and figures out the mysteries of the universe. He and his wife, comedienne Natasha Leggero, recently embarked on a co-headlining Honeymoon Tour across the country.

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