The Legality Of Mandatory Vaccines, Marijuana Legalization Passes House

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A nurse simulates administration of the Pfizer vaccine
A nurse at the Royal Free Hospital simulates the administration of the Pfizer vaccine to support staff training ahead of the rollout in London, Friday Dec. 4, 2020. Yui Mok/Pool Photo via AP

We talk with a law professor about whether and how employers might be able to require employees to get the coronavirus vaccine. Then the House of Representatives has recently passed two pieces of legislation related to nationally legalized marijuana use. We talk about this moment in the history of the drug, and what it might mean about its future.

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  • A Look At The Legalities Of Employer-Mandated Vaccinations

    Health officials around the country say COVID-19 vaccines may start being administered by the end of the year. And if employers want to require their workers to get the shots, they largely can. We look at what the law says about mandatory vaccinations.

  • Questions After The House Passed National Marijuana Legalization Measure

    The House of Representatives has passed two bills related to marijuana, including one to legalize its possession nationwide. We talk about the prospects of these bills in the Senate, and how the national landscape for legal marijuana may be shifting.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dorit Reiss Guest
  • John Hudak Guest

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