On this edition of “Middle Ground”, Carlos discusses if such a thing is even possible in 2020 with the current political climate.
Carlos Curbelo, never one to shy away from the tough issues, discusses how cannabis reform and gun reform aren’t so different in the eyes of the Constitution, saying, “Common sense seems to bind a lot of these issues. It isn’t the most common of the senses in Congress, but we should still try to pursue it.”
Ethan Nadlemann stepped down from the DPA in 2017. He reflects on the years between 2017 and 2019 as cannabis continues its path forward legislativally, societally, and scientifically.
In this edition of Sensible, Betty sums up the previous decade, paints a bright picture of 2020, is brutally realistic about the past and hopeful about the future of the cannabis economy: “What if we get to be the industry that people look to in a hundred years that actually made a real difference here? That would just be an amazing thing to have been a part of, in some small way.”
Boris Blatnik takes us south on this edition of Omnibus. While Colombia and Mexico get some airtime, The large population of Brazil paired with its strict cannabis policy is the focus of this conversation.
Ethan Nadelmann discusses the pivotal marijuana reform that took place in 2015 and 2016 and how it all came to pass. “I never would have believed California would have worked out so well. There was intense, internecine conflict.”
Neill discusses America’s progress—or lack thereof—in the realm of police equity and legal adult use cannabis in the 21st century. “As we look at those numbers of police encounters, stops, and arrests and so on, in Colorado, although the overall gross number of stops for every arrest for every demographic has declined dramatically by thousands in the state of Colorado, the disparity issue remains.”
In this conversation, titled “Legislation,” Seth picks Carlos Curbelo’s brain about some key take-aways from his recent trip to DC. Carlos discusses the favored SAFE Banking Act, the ill-fated MORE Act, and why the way forward is a moderate one–lest there be no “forward” at all.
Charlie explains how social justice and cannabis are closely related in this issue of “Legally Speaking.” When medical laws around cannabis change, the conversation is around medicine. But as cannabis becomes legal recreationally, it is impossible not to discuss illegal cannabis—and with it, social justice.
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