Debate focuses on marijuana legalization

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – The question of marijuana legalization was on the table Monday night during a debate at Harris-Stowe State University.

It was organized by Sixth Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia.

The discussion addressed how marijuana arrests disproportionately affect people of color, and whether cannabis is safer than alcohol.

Another talking point was how legalization would affect black market drug sales, and whether a marijuana tax would benefit declining government revenues.


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