Should Cannabis Be Legal in the United States? Politicians and Pundits Weigh In

For the fourth consecutive year, Politicon brought together some of the biggest names in politics and funniest voices in comedy to represent all sides of the political spectrum in this non-partisan event of the year. Politicon is the unconventional political convention fueled with debates, panels, films, comedy, podcasts, and more on the subject of politics. For a full weekend, political enthusiasts join thousands of people in asking these politicians and comedians the toughest questions. Civilized sent Brooke Burgstahler to Politicon to ask some of the most influential political figures, commentators, and comedians these tough questions, including the future of cannabis in the United States. 

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Hiding behind big sunglasses, I slunk to my car and started the engine. The bag containing a month’s worth of flower and edibles that I had just bought at Weedology, a legal dispensary in Ontario, Oregon was stuffed hastily into my bag; I dared not unseal it to survey the goods. Though my heart was pounding, I forced myself to cut a slow track out of the parking lot.

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