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WATCH: Today Show Debate: Legalize, Tax, and Regulate Marijuana?

A TV ad airing in California is calling for the legalization, taxation, and regulation of marijuana for recreational use. The spot is funded in part by the Marijuana Policy Project, a group dedicated to raising awareness about the relative safety of the drug, especially when compared to a more harmful, legal substance—namely, alcohol. Taxing marijuana would bring in an estimated $1.3 billion in revenue—no small potatoes for a state facing a crippling budget crisis.

In this clip, the MPP’s Aaron Houston discusses the pros and cons of legalization with NBC’s Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Dr. Andrea Barthwell, a former Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy under George W. Bush. (It should be noted that Dr. Barthwell has a history of disseminating incorrect information about marijuana.)

For more information, visit ControlMarijuana.org.


10 Books to Curl Up With This Winter

William Wordsworth was right when he said, “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” Nevertheless, the cold, dark days of winter can still get the best of even Nature’s most tenderhearted admirer. What’s one to do? We here at Chelsea Green have concocted the perfect cabin fever remedy with our suggested winter reading […] Read More..

Top 8 Chelsea Green Books the Self-Styled Oregon Militia Should Read

The ongoing armed militia occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon is showing no signs of ending — so, rather than send them snacks, or sex toys, we had an idea: Send them a book! Better yet, send them several Chelsea Green books. Don’t worry, we’ve picked five key titles that we think […] Read More..

Tracing the History of Cheddar with Cheesemonger Gordon Edgar

Cheddar is the world’s most ubiquitous and beloved cheese. You can find it nearly everywhere from macaroni and mousetraps to McDonald’s and mansions. Any cheese with so many fans has a story to tell, and Gordon Edgar is just the cheesemonger to tell it.In his book, Cheddar, Edgar traces the unexplored history of America’s most iconic cheese. Traveling […] Read More..

Winter Survival Tips From Mat Stein

Now that temperatures have started to dip below freezing and most folks living in colder climates have witnessed their first snow flurries of the season, it’s time to get serious about winter preparedness. Make sure you are ready for stormy weather and extreme cold on your next road trip with these winter driving tips from […] Read More..

A Book for the Fruit Nerd on Your Holiday Gift List

Have a fruit enthusiast on your holiday shopping list this year? Then give the gift that Booklist calls, “a thorough investigation of one wonderful fruit”—The Book of Pears by Joan Morgan.Sure cherries, plums, peaches, and other fruits have their unique qualities, but nothing quite compares to the pear’s luscious texture, richness of taste, and fragrance reminiscent […] Read More..
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