#16: From Big Trouble to Big Business, How Colorado is Capitalizing on Decriminalized Weed


More than four decades after President Richard Nixon first declared the War on Drugs, the U.S. is at a crossroads. We can’t arrest and jail our way out of the problem, and a small but growing number of jurisdictions are decriminalizing cannabis. So what is the next step? 

In the first of a two-part series, David looks at Colorado two years after the decriminalization of the sale, possession and use of cannabis-based drugs with Professor Sam Kamin of the University of Denver, Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy. 

Have the predictions come true, and what can other states glean from the canary in the coal mine?