May 14, 2012
The following information is provided by the Drug Policy Alliance. CCJRC is forwarding this information because we believe our members might be interested in this information. Co-sponsors include the NAACP of Colorado, Denver chapter of the Colorado Latino forum, and the Colorado Progressive Coalition. Free food, books and childcare provided.
Colorado voters will be voting on Amendment 64 this fall that would decriminalize adult possession of marijuana for personal use. This event is part of a series and there are a series entitled:
LET’S TALK ABOUT MARIJUANA
A Discussion Series: Volume One
Tuesday May, 22, 2012
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Cleo Parker Robinson Studio
119 Park Avenue West
Denver CO 80205
Join us for a thought provoking conversation about the growing momentum to end marijuana prohibition in Colorado and how this will positively impact our communities. Some of the questions that will be addressed include:
- How has marijuana prohibition detrimentally impacted communities of color?
- What are the costs of marijuana prohibition?
- How would taxation and legal regulation of marijuana save money and free up our limited criminal justice resources?
- What are the medical applications of marijuana?
- How would ending marijuana prohibition benefit public health?
Speakers: Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Art Way, Colorado Manager, Drug Policy Alliance,
Brian Vincente, Director, Sensible Colorado. Dr. Alexandre Padilla, Professor, Metro State. Hans Meyer, Attorney and
Immigrant Rights Activist.
If you have questions please contact Art Way at the Colorado Drug Policy Alliance
Art Way, Drug Policy Manager, Colorado
Drug Policy Alliance
1839 York Street, #100
Denver, Colorado 80206
Christie Donner, Executive Director
Pamela Clifton, Communications Coordinator
Ellen Toomey-Hale, Finance and Development Coordinator
John Riley, Coalition Coordinator