Ethics Professors: Purple Haze And Protests

Jan 23, 2014

John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” is Colorado’s state song, and the marijuana legalization law that went into effect this year might be what the late musician had in mind.

The Ethics Professors discuss the implications of Colorado's decision to legalize marijuana.
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On Thursday's Up to Date, the Ethics Professors return to discuss the problems that surround marijuana, which is still illegal under federal law, but increasingly accepted in many states. Also on their slate is a look at anti-government protests in Ukraine and Thailand.


  • Wayne Vaught, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Clancy Martin, professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Wayne Lucas, retired professor of criminal justice and criminology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City