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Card-carrying medical marijuana patients eager to learn more about Kief, in jar, at Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, or Independence Day, in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2014 where organizer's of the 3-day event plan to showcase high quality cannabis from growers and vendors throughout the state.
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Card-carrying medical marijuana patients eager to learn more about Kief, in jar, at Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, or Independence Day, in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2014 where organizer's of the 3-day event plan to showcase high quality cannabis from growers and vendors throughout the state.

When it comes to marijuana, are there lessons to be learned from our country's experience with repealing prohibition?

Yesterday, the New York Times created quite a buzz by publishing an editorial titled "Repeal Prohibition, Again." Here's the argument they made:



"There are no perfect answers to people's legitimate concerns about marijuana use. But neither are there such answers about tobacco or alcohol, and we believe that on every level - health effects, the impact on society and law-and-order issues - the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization."

When it comes to marijuana, are there lessons to be learned from our country's experience with repealing alcohol prohibition?

For more on that, we're joined by Amanda Reiman, the marijuana policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance.
 

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