Fixing America’s broken marijuana policies

A worker collects cuttings from a marijuana plant at the Canopy Growth Corporation facility.

Senior Fellow John Hudak discusses recent changes in public policy toward medical and recreational marijuana in the United States.

Also in this episode, nuclear strategy and arms control expert Frank A. Rose makes his Brookings podcast debut in our regular Coffee Break segment, and Jung H. Pak answers a question on tensions in the Korean peninsula from one of our listeners.


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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, our intern Steven Lee, Camilo Ramirez, and David Nassar.

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