City of LA Seeks Marijuana Profits with Measure M

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Medical marijuana dispensaries are thriving in the City of Los Angeles, so Measure M on next Tuesday's ballot would levy a tax, even though the measure itself reminds voters that selling medical marijuana violates both state and federal laws. Would Measure M make the city accessory to a crime or are state laws so complex and confusing that LA just might get away with it? We hear the pros and cons.  Also, the TED conference in Long Beach claims to present "the most interesting people on Earth." On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, in this era of political polarization, public school teachers are getting heat from both sides: leftist reformers and right-wing union busters. We hear how demoralized teachers are responding to some of the harshest attacks.

Banner image: A man walks past a medicinal marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles,California. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

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Host:
Warren Olney

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Sonya Geis, Frances Anderton