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January 28, 2015

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From Medical Marijuana to Hemp Last Aired: 10/1/2007

Several years ago, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley made headlines when he pushed to ease the penalties for use of small amounts of marijuana. He advocated fining offenders $250 to $1,000 rather than imposing jail terms. Although it remains a federal crime to use the drug, several states have decriminalized possession in small amounts, and more and more states are passing laws legalizing its use for medical
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Margot's Farewell
Thanks to all our listeners and guests who, over nine years, helped us begin a national conversation on the powers and limits of government, the relevance of our constitution, and the meaning of democracy. Thanks to Annenberg and NPR and, on a personal note, I also owe a debt to the two people who taught me political theory many years ago: Jack Schaar and Sheldon Wolin. –Margot Adler
 
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