Mark Kleiman

New York University

Guest

Professor of Public Policy at New York University and previously at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs; consultant on Washington State's marijuana legalization regulations; co-author of Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know and Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know and author of When Brute Force Fails: How to Have less Crime and Less Punishment

Mark Kleiman on KCRW

"Start Small." "Wait." "Don't Mix." Those are some of the warnings Maureen Dowd did not know about.

Consumer Reports for Legalized Marijuana

"Start Small." "Wait." "Don't Mix." Those are some of the warnings Maureen Dowd did not know about.

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International statesmen and some law enforcement officials have long declared that the "War on Drugs" is a failure. American politics appear to be catching up.

from To the Point

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Last year, voters in Washington and Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Now, regulators are getting down to writing new regulations.

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