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Professor Douglas Berman quoted in Politico article discussing marijuana legalization and corruption

January 4, 2021 | Media News

Professor Douglas Berman was recently quoted in an article by Politico titled, “How state marijuana legalization became a boon for corruption.”

“There’s a lot of deal-making between businesses and localities that creates the environment of everyone working their way towards getting a piece of the action,” Berman said. Whether it’s city or county officials that need to be appeased, local control is “just another opportunity for another set of hands to be outstretched.”