A flier distributed by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in 1935. Attitudes towards marijuana have changed drastically since then. Now, states could stand to gain tax revenue through legalization.

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BPR: Marijuana Tax Windfall, Brian McGrory, Extreme Productivity, David Frank, Concert Roundtable

March 12, 2014
  • The state of Colorado is reporting a $2 million tax windfall for its first month of marijuana sales. Total sales were $14 million, and Gov. John Hickenlooper predicts $1 billion in recreational and medicinal marijuana sales for the next fiscal year. Is that much money too much for Mass. to pass up? Should we get in the legal marijuana game, in addition to medicinal? (Starts at 1:00)
  • Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory talked to Jim and Margery about new developments at his paper. (Starts at 26:22)
  • Harvard Business School senior lecturer Robert Pozen talked about his new book, "Extreme Productivity." Pozen offered advice on speeding up our work and becoming more efficient. (Starts at 44:07)
  • David Frank is the managing editor of Mass Lawyers Weekly. He stopped by Studio Three as Jim and Margery's Open Mic guest. (Starts at 1:06:25)
  • Edgar B. Herwick III, Brian McCreath and Rob Hochschild were back on BPR with another edition of the concert roundtable. Herwick reports for WGBH's Curiosity desk, McCreath is a host for 99.5 WCRB, and Hochschild is an associate director for editorial services at Berklee College of Music. (Starts at 1:28:04)

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