Past Event

Ending the War on Marijuana

Brought to you by Thinking CAP podcast and Smart on Crime

Center for American Progress
9:00 - 10:30 PM EDT

It is time to rethink the outdated marijuana policies that have contributed to mass incarceration.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.