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Marijuana reform is at a unique crossroad as policies on the recreational drug vary from state to state. On February 21, 2017, Vermont Law School professor Robert Sand offered his perspective on a fundamentally different approach to the current punitive model.
"It's become a device that marginalizes, and stigmatizes, and penalizes," Sand said of marijuana."As a result, we've created more harm by how we've responded to marijuana, than has ever been created by the plant itself. And that just doesn't make sense."
In his testimony, which you can listen to below or on our soundcloud page, Sand discusses topics including changing the adverserial relationship between law enforcement and marijuana users who are otherwise law-abiding citizens, personal rights, and education on the drug.