COGC's Mattie Duppler Discusses Marijuana Legalization on CNN's State of the Union

On CNN's State of the Union, Candy Crowley introduced the topic of rising popularity of marijuana legalization.  ATR's Mattie Duppler highlighted the bipartisan nature of this issue, where both conservatives and liberals acknowledge a failure in the criminal justice and prison systems and the growing need for a change.

While the conversation for improving policy on marijuana is important, Mattie noted that citizens should be wary of the "tax and legitimize" tactic which has backfired in the past, leading to problematic governing practices.  However, Mattie and the rest of the panel found common ground in supporting both parties working to improve the criminal justice system by providing further clarity on the issue of marijuana use.   

 

TAGS: Regulation, Nanny State

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