A plan for marijuana policy reform

FILE PHOTO: Cannabis product boxes are displayed at The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) trade show in New York City, New York, U.S., May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

An interview with Brookings Senior Fellow John Hudak about his new paper, “Reversing the War on Drugs: A five-point plan,” in which he lays out a series of policy actions the Biden administration could take short of full federal legalization to promote justice and equity and to help reverse some of what Hudak calls the disastrous consequences of the War on Drugs.

Also on this episode, Senior Fellow David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, explains how the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in our financial markets–especially in the “shadow banking system,” such as bond mutual funds. Listen to this segment also on SoundCloud.

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