Decriminalization is not effective says cannabis lawyer
Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

The legalization of marijuana has become so mainstream that a segment called "Marijuana Moms" appeared on the "Today Show" earlier this month, featuring moms who regularly smoke weed and claim it makes them better parents. But make no mistake, scores of people, particularly poor and of color, have criminal records or still sit in prison because of marijuana.

Mitchell Kulick, founding partner at the New York City law firm Feuerstein Kulick LLP, which advises investors and early stage cannabis companies, talked to Salon's Amanda Marcotte about the the status of legal marijuana across the country and whether decriminalization works.


Here are some highlights from their conversation. Watch the video for more on the legalization of marijuana.

On the state of legal marijuana in the U.S.: