MSNBC Show Discusses Politics of Marijuana Legalization

MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes” is an uncommonly smart and informative TV program. Airing on Saturdays and Sundays, it sets aside time to discuss serious issues in an in-depth way that not many other shows on cable news do.

This past Sunday, during the program’s regular “What You Should Know” segment, guest Katrina vanden Huevel of The Nation¬†magazine informed viewers know about the historic marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington, saying the votes mean “we have come one step closer to ending the ineffective, irrational and inhumane drug wars in this country.” She also makes sure to note that this political opportunity presents an¬†”opening for the president to instruct the Department of Justice to reprioritize the prosecution of marijuana cases.”

Check out the video, about 5:25 in to this clip:

As a bonus, if you rewind to the earlier part of the clip where host Chris Hayes is talking about the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, he says, “I care about…marijuana decriminalization,” calling the issue “extremely important.”