I discuss marijuana legalization and why Congress is so incompetent, with Ohio State's Douglas Berman and UVA Law 3L, Cortney Inman, my co-host for this episode.
Douglas Berman is the Newton D. Baker-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, and the Executive Director of the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. His principal teaching and research focus is criminal law and sentencing, and marijuana law and policy.
Professor Berman is the co-author of two casebooks. Sentencing Law and Policy and Marijuana Law and Policy. He has served as an editor of the Federal Sentencing Reporter for more than a decade and is the sole creator and author of the widely-read and widely-cited blog, Sentencing Law and Policy, which now receives nearly 100,000 page views per month and was the first blog ever cited by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Drug Enforcement and Policy Center: Marijuana Reform Focus Area
Joanna Lampe, Congressional Research Service, Does the President Have the Power to Legalize Marijuana? (Nov. 4, 2021), at https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/LSB/LSB10655
Jennifer Le, Federal Cannabis Reform – Is 2022 the Year?, National Law Review (Feb 11, 2022), at
Hailey Fuchs & Natalie Fertig, Big Weed is on the brink of scoring big political wins. So where are they?. Politico, Jan. 22, 2022, at https://www.politico.com/news/2022/01/22/big-weed-brink-scoring-political-wins-527604
Douglas Berman & Alex Kreit, Marijuana Law & Policy Casebook https://www.amazon.com/Marijuana-Law-Policy-Douglas-Berman/dp/1531010377