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Will the Medical Marijuana Debate Return to the Granite State?

The rest of New England now allows use of marijuana for certain health conditions.  And with a Governor-elect saying she’s open to the idea here….supporters are feeling hopeful.  But opponents still have many concerns, among them: that medical marijuana would be hard to control, encouraging use by those who aren’t even sick. 

Guests:

  • Matt Simon - Legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project, which focuses on removing criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people who have the approval of their doctors.
  • Kevin Sabet - Director of the Institute on Drug Policy at the University of Florida College of Medicine and works as a consultant on drug policy issues, specializing in drug prevention, treatment, and law enforcement, including the impact of drug legalization and medical marijuana. He’s also a regular columnist at thefix.com and a blogger at HuffingtonPost.
  • Tom Reid - Deputy county attorney in Rockingham County.

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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