Q&A: DOUG FINE – Author,TOO HIGH TO FAIL: Cannabis & the New Green Economic Revolution

Written on July 31st, 2012


Aired 07/29/12

I’ll be joined by DOUG FINE to talk about his new book,TOO HIGH TO FAIL: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution. As the economy continues to limp along for most Americans and California cities declare bankruptcy, one action — the legalization of marijuana — would save government billions per year while raising huge sums in taxes. According to TIME, the legal medicinal cannabis economy already generates $200M annually in taxable proceeds from a mere 500,000 registered medical users in just 16 states. 51% of Americans support full legalization (cannabis regulated for adults like alcohol), and 80% support medicinal cannabis legalization.

In the last few minutes, DON DUNCAN, CA director of Americans for Safe Access will give us a brief report on the LA City Council’s recent vote to ban all cannabis dispensaries within city limits.