07/01/2013 11:44 am ET Updated Jul 01, 2013

Matter Of Debate: Should Pot Be Legal? (VIDEO)

TIME: 12:20pm-1:20pm EST

Recent elections in the states of Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana, catalyzing the national debate regarding drug policy and reform. On Monday, July 1, former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration Asa Hutchinson and founder and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance Ethan Nadelmann will debate if it be easier on health and police departments now pulled between conflicting state and federal laws to just legalize marijuana? The Atlantic’s James Bennet moderates.

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