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The War on Weed

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Monday evening on "6:30 point of view" on KX4 the discussion consisted of the war on weed. Scott Chipman, the co-founder of Citizens Against Legalization of Marijuana (CALM), and Patty Mary, who is with Wo/Men for Medical Marijuana, debated if the illegal drug should be legalized in the united states.

For the first time in the history of the US, a poll shows more than half of Americans believe marijuana should be legalized. Now, there is a number of reasons as to why America's attitude is shifting towards supporting marijuana, for reasons including perceived health benefits and research showing marijuana is not as dangerous as other drugs in America.   

Below are some excerpts of the conversation that occurred on Monday's show. You can watch the discussion  by clicking the videos above.

Chipman: More people are pulled over for drugged driving in California now than drunk driving. The likelihood of the tax benefits exceeding the cost is just not going to happen.

Mary:  There is actually a study that came out from auto insurance, it was an on-line study that said marijuana smokers are actually safer drivers than -- well, we know alcohol, of course.

To find out more information about each guests group they represent, click the group below.

Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (CALM)

Wo/Men for Medical Marijuana (WAMM)


6:30 Point of View is an interactive and controversial opinion-oriented talk show on KXJB (Channel 4) in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota.

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