Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., Justice faculty, was recently interviewed by Steve MacDonald of KTUU TV News, for a series of news reports called "The Marijuana Debate." The series examines the upcoming marijuana initiative, Ballot Measure 2, which will be voted on in November. The initiative seeks to legalize and regulate marijuana in Alaska. "The Marijuana Debate," airs for 5 nights during the week of May 5.
Prof. Brandeis discusses the history of Alaska's marijuana laws, how those laws intersect with the Alaska Constitution's right to privacy, significant Alaska court cases related to the interpretation of the right to privacy and the use of marijuana, and the actions of the Alaska legislature and the U.S. Department of Justice regarding this drug.
Prof. Brandeis teaches courses on constitutional issues and civil
liberties, and is the author of an article published in the December
2012 Alaska Law Review, "The Continuing Vitality of Ravin v. State: Alaskans Still Have the Right To Possess Marijuana in the Privacy of Their Homes."
Prof. Brandeis also maintains
a private law practice through which he provided legal representation in administrative
agency proceedings for the
Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska.
"The Marijuana Debate," Part 1, May 5, 2014 - KTUU News