What Would A World With Legal Pot Look Like?

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Episode 5 of 5 Check us out on iTunes! http://apple.co/1TXDZAI Please Subscribe! http://bit.ly/28iQhYC Marijuana is legal to some degree in many U.S. states and even in some countries completely. But what would a world with legal pot actually look like? + + + + + + + + Previous Episode: Nixon Ruined Marijuana For Everyone. Here’s How.: http://www.seeker.com/nixon-ruined-marijuana-for-everyone-heres-how-1866713274.html + + + + + + + + Sources: When It Comes To Marijuana, North Korea Appears To Have Liberal Policy Of Tolerance: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/marijuana-in-north-korea_n_4067341.html “North Korea’s apparent stance on marijuana may surprise you. According to multiple reports from defectors, visitors and experts, North Korea either has no law against the sale and consumption of weed, or it has a law that is largely unenforced." The 1906 Food and Drugs Act and Its Enforcement: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WhatWeDo/History/Origin/ucm054819.htm “While Wiley was stumping for a law, muckraking journalists such as Samuel Hopkins Adams exposed in vivid detail the hazards of the marketplace." Pondering Pot: Marijuana's History and the Future of the War on Drugs: http://www.oah.org/tah.oah.org/issue-5/pondering-pot/ “Ask most people, historians included, when the war on drugs began and they will likely point to President Richard Nixon in 1971." The Mysterious History Of 'Marijuana': http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/07/14/201981025/the-mysterious-history-of-marijuana “Marijuana has been intertwined with race and ethnicity in America since well before the word "marijuana" was coined. The drug, my colleague Gene Demby recently wrote, has a disturbing case of multiple personality disorder: It's a go-to pop culture punch line." Science, Diplomacy and Cannabis: The Evidence Base and the International Drugs Regulatory System, 1924-1961: http://www.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/publications/reports/pdf/SR014/Mills_JamesH.pdf “In 2003 David Blunkett, then Home Secretary, sought to reclassify cannabis, thus ensuring that those caught in possession of it in the UK could not be arrested. His action was immediately condemned by Philip Emafo, who used the quote above to criticise it." Uruguay’s Half-Baked Marijuana Experiment: http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/21/uruguay-marijuana-legalization/ “In December 2013, Uruguay offered itself as the world’s leading laboratory for marijuana policy." + + + + + + + + DNews Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory and Mars exploration. DNews Plus is also offered as an audio podcast on iTunes. + + + + + + + + Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/discoverynews DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/DNews + + + + + + + +