LISTEN: How Much Money Could Connecticut Really Make From Legalizing Marijuana?
According to a new UConn study, the state of Connecticut could reap $1 billion in tax revenues over five years and create 17,000 jobs if it legalized marijuana. The study was funded by a marijuana advocacy group, and its critics say it overestimates Connecticut's windfall while underestimating the social costs of legalizing the drug.
To talk through those issues, the co-director of the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana, attorney DeVaughn Ward, joined All Things Considered.
Hear the interview below: