Professor Peter Reuter - Guest Speaker on The Kojo NNamdi Show
On December 10, 2012, Professor Peter Reuter, Professor of Public Policy and Criminology, University of Maryland; Senior Economist, Rand Corporation, was a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show along with Benjamin Wallace-Wells, Contributing Editor, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone.
The show discusses "A Truce on Drugs?" Last month residents of two states -- Washington and Colorado -- voted to decriminalize possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The new laws put the states at odds with the federal government and raise questions about whether, or how, the Obama administration will react. The new approach is also bringing conversations about the broader "war on drugs" back to the fore. We consider American's changing attitudes towards illegal substances, and how the new state laws are affecting the country at home and abroad.