Podcast: The Need to Legalize Weed – Conversations With a Former Cop Turned PhD Legalization Activist, Successful Legal Cannabis Business Owner, and BPR’s Aanya Schoetz
From Bearly Political:
In this Episode, Aanya Schoetz interviews Dr. Christi Smith, a former law enforcement officer turned PhD Professor and Marijuana Legalization advocate, and Ms. Shanita Penny, a successful legal cannabis business owner. They unpack personal stories about why someone would go from recommending incarceration for possession to advocating for the drug’s legalization. They dive into the nuances of legalization, answering how even someone who is opposed to the drug itself has much to gain from its legalization. They tackle various visions of a legalization policy that equitably takes into account the communities that have suffered the most from unfair and unequal law enforcement. By the end, hopefully, you will better understand the need to legalize weed.