Warren Olney show on marijuana legalization

I was on Warren Olney’s “To the Point” with former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper of  Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and John Matsusaka of USC. Fairly sensible conversation, though I thought Stamper was acting rather Romneyish with respect to the facts on things like the revenue prospects from legalization and the industrial potential of hemp.

Our segment starts at about minute 23.

Note that the analysis of industrial hemp is the work of Christina Farber, and I was remiss in not giving her credit.

And yes, I do know that there are 435 Members of Congress, not 235.

Comments

  1. VillagePerson says

    I heard this show. With legalization, there will be a whole new area to consider:
    regulation. I am in an office building with pot dispensary. The entire building is
    overwhelmed with the heavy odor of marijuana. It is not pleasant, but more importantly,
    it is not healthy. People with asthma, allergies and lung diseases of various kinds
    are negatively affected. My eyes are often red and sore; at times I have flu-like
    symptoms. Ultimately this is a public health issue, one that has not been considered
    in all the discussions I’ve followed regarding legalization.

  2. Anonymous says

    It is not pleasant, but more importantly, it is not healthy. People with asthma, allergies and lung diseases of various kinds
    are negatively affected. My eyes are often red and sore; at times I have flu-like symptoms.

    IMPOSSIBLE! IT’S A MIRACLE MEDICINE THAT CURES CANCER, PAIN, INSOMNIA AND EVERYTHING ELSE! YOU NEED TO INHALE MORE POT, NOT LESS.