MHP: Breaking Down Weed Legalization

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry and guests parse the ramifications of marijuana legalization.


Along with another four years of President Obama, the recent elections brought a handful of states legalized recreational use of marijuana. And in the state of Washington, many locals celebrated the implementation of their new law by lighting up below Seattle's famous Space Needle. On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests tackled how legalizing marijuana in some states might decrease the criminalization of Americans, specifically minorities, and how the war on drugs mirrors America's misguided attempt at Prohibition.

Watch Harris-Perry and her guests discuss the benefits ending the war on drugs locally:

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