How The New York Times Came Around On Legal Pot

Jul 30, 2014

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Bill Radke speaks with Terry Tang, New York Times deputy editorial page editor, about the newspaper’s six-part editorial series on legalizing marijuana. Tang said the decision to endorse legal pot was unanimous.

“The New York Times editorial board and the publisher of the 'Gray Lady' are unanimous on this subject? That goes to show how non-cutting edge this position really is, right?” Radke asked.

Tang responded, “Well, it’s a sensible position, grounded in facts. There are plenty of people who would disagree. For us, having weighed the costs and benefits of criminalization versus legalization, we’ve come out in one direction.”