What are you smoking? This is why legalization is a bad idea

Departing from the normal format, today’s show was all about the arguments for and against the legalization of marijuana. In hour 1, special guest Robert White who co-authored the book "Going To Pot: Why the rush to legalize marijuana is harming America" explained why marijuana should remain illegal.

Here are some of Robert's arguments against legalization, cited from the New England Journal of Medicine:

Short term effects of marijuana use:

1) Impacts short-term memory, making it difficult to learn or retain information

2) It impairs motor coordination, interfering with driving and increasing the risk of injuries.

3) It alters judgment.

4) In high doses, it can lead to paranoia and psychosis.

Long term effects of marijuana use:

1) The health effects impact people around you, including healthcare costs shared by society.

2) Addiction. 9 percent of overall users. 17 percent of those who begin in adolescence. 25 to 50 percent are daily users.

3) Altered brain development

4) Poor educational outcome with increased likelihood of dropping out of school.

5) Cognitive impairment, with lower IQ among those who were frequent users among adolescence.

6) Diminished life satisfaction and achievement. Determined on the basis of subjective, objective measures as compared to such ratings in the general population.

7) Symptoms of chronic bronchitis.

8) Increased risk of chronic psychosis disorders, including schizophrenia.

Glenn, who admittedly was a chronic user of marijuana earlier in life, denied having any of the long-term effects White described.

"Look, there's no question that different people can handle different drugs better," Robert admitted. " Some people can handle a lot stronger -- I don't know whether people can handle cocaine. I find that hard to imagine. But some people function and use it on a regular basis. But as a society, we also know there are an awful lot of people who are vulnerable, who will not be able to handle it."

Watch some of his arguments below:

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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