Decriminalizing Cannabis

Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke speaks before the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 29, 1988. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

The decriminalization of cannabis (marijuana) is becoming more of a notion for places like Philadelphia and Baltimore where the”War on Drugs” has adversely impacted the Black community.

AURN Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan speaks with former Baltimore mayor Kurt Schmoke, who in 1988 was an early advocate for decriminalization and has remained critical of the War on Drugs policy.

Click ▶️ to listen to April Ryan’s White House Report: