Barcott takes a clear-eyed look at marijuana legalization in 'Weed the People'

April 15, 2015 12:02 PM

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There's a great scene in Bruce Barcott's new book, "Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America," in which after months of researching the issue with a smart and sober eye, the author walks to the side of an abandoned Denny's in Denver and fires up a joint.

After it "smolders down to a nub," he returns to his room at the Quality Inn and opens his laptop to chronicle what happens.

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