Ending the War on Marijuana

Brought to you by Thinking CAP podcast and Smart on Crime

It is time to rethink the outdated marijuana policies that have contributed to mass incarceration. A new CAP poll shows nearly 70% of Americans support marijuana legalization. Cities and states are starting the change; it’s time for the rest of the country to catch up. Join Thinking CAP podcast hosts Igor Volsky and Michele Jawando for a discussion with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Weldon Angelos, who was sentenced to 55 years incarceration as a first time offender for marijuana sales due to harsh federal mandatory minimum sentences.

Opening remarks:
Ed Chung, Vice President, Criminal Justice Reform, Center for American Progress

Featured guests:
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Weldon Angelos, Justice reform advocate

Moderated by Thinking CAP Podcast hosts:
Michele Jawando, Vice President, Center for American Progress
Igor Volsky, Vice President, Center for American Progress

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the live recording beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Location

1333 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

Additional information

Refreshments will be served at 5:00 p.m.