Civilized at Politicon, a Conversation About the Politics of Marijuana Legalization

Politicon is the foremost non-partisan political event of the season, and we were there to capture it all. 

Civilized's publisher Derek Riedle was joined by VICELAND’s Krishna Andavolu, ex-Trump advisor Roger Stone, ACLU’s Kellen Russoniello, University of Florida’s Kevin Sabet, The Daily Show's Roy Wood, Jr., and blogger Xeni Jardin on a live panel to discuss the politics of marijuana legalization and how it affects everyone from citizens to lawmakers to the economy. 

Civilized also had an exhibitor booth where plenty of celebrity faces stopped by for interviews, including Greg Proops (actor), Jacob Soboroff (MSNBC host), Touré (TV host, political reporter), Clay Aiken (singer, activist), Hasan Piker (from The Young Turks), Michael Steele (former Lt. Governor of Maryland), and more.

Take a photo tour of the weekend's best moments, and check back for exclusive interviews, photos, and video content from this year's Politicon. 

Photos provided by Getty on behalf of Politicon, Brian Berkowitz, and Derek Riedle. 

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This Massachusetts Democrat - and 2020 presidential candidate - has a strong history of supporting veterans' access to medical marijuana. Over the years, Congressman Seth Moulton has acted as the primary sponsor on three cannabis-related bills—all of them focusing on improving veteran access to medical marijuana. As an Iraq War vet himself, Moulton has taken a strong stance in supporting the health and well-being of other veterans who continue to be barred from accessing medical marijuana - even in states where it's legal - because federal prohibition prevents Veterans Affairs from letting vets use medical cannabis.

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