FROM Evan Halper
Is Marijuana Prohibition Going Up in Smoke? Bans on marijuana may follow alcohol prohibition into the dustbin of American history. In November election, four states and Washington, DC have now approved recreational use. California and other states are on the agenda for 2016. But medical use in 23 states has proven it won’t be easy. Problems with finance, quality control and protection of children have not been resolved, and pot is still in the same category as heroin under federal law. Will politicians be swayed by public opinion? (This segment originally aired on November 7.)
A Climate Change Deal in China, and Calls for Change in Mexico The historic deal between the US and China promises to set the most ambitious carbon reduction standards ever from the world’s top two greenhouse gas producers. Also, the case of 43 missing students in Mexico has made headlines around the world. What would it take to break the hold of drugs and political corruption in Mexico?