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A Different Look At Legalization

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New legislation to legalize marijuana would allow personal possession rather than a state-regulated system.

Last year, a marijuana legalization bill that would have set up a big state regulatory system similar to Colorado's failed. And many thought legalization would be put on the shelf for a while.

But new legislation being discussed at the State House would allow for personal possession, modeled after the law used by Washington, D.C.

We speak with Wells River Representative Chip Conquest, one of the sponsors of the bill, and with Burlington High School Student Guidance Counselor Margo Austin, who opposes legalization.

Also on the program, we speak with Senator Patrick Leahy about yesterday's decision by the U.S. 9th Court of Appeals in San Francisco on President Trump's travel ban. The Senator also discusses the ruling's possible impact on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Broadcast on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 live at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.