Pushback — Episode 4: The Politics of Pot, Part I

Co-facilitators of the Temple University class “Marijuana in the News,” Chris Goldstein and Linn Washington discuss the ways in which the media fails to cover weed in an equitable way, why Pennsylvania shouldn’t sell weed in state stores, why former U.S. President Barack Obama is Exhibit A for the misinformation put forth about marijuana, and what exactly happened at that “pot raid” back in April, when a weed party in Philly was busted by police. How can we police, regulate, and redefine marijuana use in order to improve justice?


Chris Goldstein, marijuana activist and author of Philly420 blog

Linn Washington, professor of journalism at Temple University