Betty Aldworth joins authors on Cato panel on cannabis policy reform

Betty Aldworth joins authors on Cato panel on cannabis policy reform

Last week, I had the opportunity to join Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian at a Cato Book Forum to discuss their new book, A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition. A particularly engaging read, A New Leaf takes an in-depth look at the legal history of cannabis in the US  — and reform efforts — through artful storytelling and insightful analysis.

At last Friday’s panel discussion, moderated by Cato’s Caleb Brown, Martin and Rashidian discussed their experience researching and writing the book, the transition from illicit to regulated markets, and their projections about what the future may hold. I was able to talk about my experiences working on Colorado’s Amendment 64 to regulate marijuana like alcohol, the efforts of SSDP students in support of Amendment 64, and what the student movement will look like when we reach a post-prohibition world.

Check out the video on Cato’s site:

A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition