Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Weldon Angelos join Michele and Igor LIVE from Washington, D.C., to discuss decriminalizing marijuana. Sen. Booker discusses his efforts in Congress to reform outdated federal marijuana policies that predominantly affect people of color, the drastic need for real sentencing reform, and the role activists must play to get this work done. Angelos—who was sentenced to 55 years in prison for a first-time offense—shares his own experience with harsh marijuana laws. Sen. Booker also shares his initial thoughts on Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.