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By making local officials the gatekeepers for million-dollar businesses, states have unintentionally created a breeding ground for bribery and favoritism. POLITICO’s Mona Zhang reports. This episode is the second in a two-part series on the unintended consequences of marijuana legalization laws.
This episode originally aired in May 2021.
Mona Zhang is POLITICO’s states cannabis policy reporter.
Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch.
Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.