Wednesday, we're talking with journalist Ryan Nerz about America's complicated relationship with marijuana. Nerz is a self-professed aficionado, but he reached a point in his life when he started asking whether it was delusional to call himself a "productive stoner." So, he set out to write a book that would explore his – and the country's – hypocritical stance on weed. He joins us to talk about the prohibition, economy, dangers and benefits of the nation's favorite (sometimes) illegal drug.
Ryan Nerz is a freelance journalist whose pieces have appeared in Esquire, the Village Voice, and Time Out New York. He's the author of Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit [ Amazon/ Indiebound ] and Marijuanamerica [ Amazon / Indiebound ]