Joining Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca on The Cannabist Show is University of Denver professor Andrew Matranga. Matranga teaches DU journalism, communications and cultural classes, and his cannabis-focused journalism class is composed of a mixture of journalism students, those who want to work in the cannabis industry and curious outsiders. His students come from Colorado, California and beyond.
California holds a unique place as the first state to legalize medical marijuana, in 1996. That means that some of Matranga’s current California students who turn 20 this year have lived their entire lives with decriminalized medical marijuana as the norm. How does their mind-set compare with others who grew up in full prohibition?
TCR Editorial Note: California has tried on numerous occasions to legalize marijuana for personal use, without any luck. That could easily change as kids who were 8 years old when California first legalized medical marijuana in 1996 are nearing voting age today. This could be a determining factor as to whether California finally legalizes marijuana for personal use or not.
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