Baker Institute Viewpoints is a regular series on the Baker Institute Blog that presents an array of views on a single issue.
In this installment, four Baker Institute fellows and three guest experts considered whether the United States should legalize marijuana. In each post, one of the seven writers — whose backgrounds include a biography of evangelist Billy Graham and a 30-year career in the Drug Enforcement Administration — gave his or her take on the issue.
Read the posts in this series:
"Marijuana: A case for legalization" — http://bit.ly/OxkKqs
William Martin, director of the Baker Institute Drug Policy Program
"In a contest with alcohol and tobacco, marijuana wins" — http://bit.ly/OWy09F
Sylvia Longmire, author and expert on Mexico's drug wars
"Legalization of marijuana: When, not if" — http://bit.ly/OZKdKI
Gary Hale, Baker Institute nonresident drug policy fellow and former chief of intelligence in the Houston Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration
"Regulations work: Lessons from California's experience with medical marijuana" — http://bit.ly/OIQtFn
Tom Heddleston, whose doctoral dissertation examined the formulation and development of the medical marijuana movement in California
"Marijuana won't be legalized anytime soon" — http://bit.ly/RF08mN
Tony Payan, visiting Baker Institute Scholar for Immigration and Border Studies
"Why legalizing marijuana is a bad idea" — http://bit.ly/OnBQNE
Joan Neuhaus Schaan, Baker Institute fellow in homeland security and terrorism
"Marijuana: A case against legaliation" — http://bit.ly/PkFfIR
Kevin A. Sabet, director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida College of Medicine
May 25, 2018, 11:22 a.m.
May 25, 2018, 9:55 a.m.