‘TakePart Live’ Tonight: Marijuana Perception and Policy

Jacob and Cara look at the pending sequestration, check out the safest car ever, and compare alcohol and marijuana.
Aug 20, 2013· 0 MIN READ
Andrew Freeman is a California native with a degree in history from UCLA. He is particularly interested in politics and policy.

On TPL tonight, Jacob and Cara will give their preview of Debt Stand Off 2013, fall edition (yes, it will be a cage match), and analyze how the more-than-likely sequestration will suck for our education system. Couldn’t we have avoided this mess?

We’ll also show you the safest car ever to be on the market, share some little-known facts about our founding fathers and tell you what you shouldn’t share on Facebook.

This evening’s panel will take on the National Institute on Drug Abuse statement, which bluntly (heh, heh) denies that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol. We’ll look at the benefits and side effects of the two drugs and consider public opinion, policy, and the current state of enforcement on state and federal levels. Oh, and let’s not forget the death toll.

Joining us tonight will be comedian Aries Spears, photographer Lisa Kristine and writer Ken Kristensen.