We are John Hudak and Phil Wallach, experts on marijuana legalization at the Brookings Institution. Ask us anything!
We're Fellows at the Brookings Institution who have studied how Colorado and Washington have implemented their new legal recreational marijuana systems, and who are now thinking about what lessons other legalizing states should learn from their experiences. This is especially important because on November 4, voters in Alaska, Oregon, and D.C. will vote on marijuana legalization during the 2014 midterm elections. We’re here to answer any and all questions about the present and future of marijuana policy today.
UPDATE: We planned to do this Reddit AMA for one hour, but your questions were so great, we hung around for two! Keep them coming, we will likely answer a few more by the end of the day. In the meantime, thank you all for your participation. We learned a lot about what the public pulse is like on this issue and we surely hope you learned a lot as well!
In the future, you can read all of our research on the topic--and many more topics--on Brookings' FixGov blog. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/fixgov
Phil & John