Garrett Kramer smokes marijuana during the 4/20 event on Norlin Quad at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Advocates from New Hampshire to California trumpeted marijuana's rising commercial and political acceptance while producing collective clouds of pungent smoke _ often under the watchful eyes of law enforcement officers who for the most part let the parties proceed. (AP Photo/Daily Camera, Mark Leffingwell)

Young adults in California have never known true cannabis prohibition

Joining Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca on The Cannabist Show is University of Denver professor Andrew Matranga. Matranga teaches DU journalism, communications and cultural classes, and his cannabis-focused journalism class is composed of a mixture of journalism students, those who want to work in the cannabis industry and curious outsiders. His students come from Colorado, California and beyond.

California holds a unique place as the first state to legalize medical marijuana, in 1996. That means that some of Matranga’s current California students who turn 20 this year have lived their entire lives with decriminalized medical marijuana as the norm. How does their mind-set compare with others who grew up in full prohibition?

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