Marijuana Policy in Maryland: A Community Forum

The mission of this forum is to educate and discuss some of the impacts current drug policies have on individuals and our communities. We will also discuss current legislative measures that would mitigate the effects of drug prohibition and offer practical, sensible alternatives to our failed approaches. This event is free and open to the public.

Those with illnesses who benefit from medical cannabis, police officers and innocent bystanders who fall victim to preventable violence, and communities of color are adversely and disproportionately affected by prohibition.

This forum is an opportunity for people like you to raise concerns and ask questions about the marijuana regulatory legislation in our home state. We highly encourage positive discourse, as it will help bring us closer to solutions.

 

Details

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: College Park Community Center Multi-Purpose Room, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park, Maryland

Cost: This event is free and open to the public

Parking: Free parking is available at the community center and the adjacent elementary school

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Speakers

Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Eric Sterling, President of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

Rachelle Yeung, Legislative Analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project and SSDP Alumna

Toni Holness, Public Policy Associate for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland

Walter Olson, Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies

 

 

For more information on current marijuana policy efforts in Maryland, please visit: http://marijuanapolicyinmd.org/

 

For questions about this event, please contact Drew Stromberg (drew@ssdp.org).