Denver Forum Tonight on Pot Legalization

For those of you near Denver, forget the snow and come on out tonight:

Amendment 44 would legalize adult possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. I will be a panelist at an event hosted by NORML Board Member and former Washington State Senator George Rohrbacher (DU, ‘70). It is free and open to the public. Here are the details:

Thursday, October 26
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. — “Marijuana: The Unnecessary War”

University of Denver - Boettcher Hall - 2050 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver

Panel (from the brochure):

Norman Stamper, former Seattle Police Chief
State Rep. Gary Lindstrom, fomer law enforcement officer and coroner

Dr. Robert Melamede, cannabinoid researcher, biology professor and former department chair at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Jeralyn Merritt, prominent Colorado criminal defense attorney and legal analyst

Allen St. Pierre, national director of NORML

Mason Tvert, campaign director of SAFER

Hope to see you there.

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    Dont stop in Denver (none / 0) (#1)
    by peacrevol on Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 04:39:34 PM EST
    it seems that more and more states are beginning to catch on to the idea that fighting mj creates more problems than it solves. CA and CO have had proposals to legalize pot and other states have proposed minimizing the sentences. keep spreading the word so that more of our country will begin to see the rediculous results of the past 20 years of this 'war' on drugs and a possible ease of the situation.

    Practical Question (none / 0) (#2)
    by msobel on Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 07:51:27 PM EST
    If it passes and I have under the minimum specified amount, am I still at risk of Federal charges, and how much of a risk would it be.  Assuming I don't do stupid stuff like taking it through airport security or drive impared.

    Engaging Dialogue Experienced! (none / 0) (#3)
    by COmidnightrider46 on Sun Oct 29, 2006 at 01:44:52 AM EST
    This was a very interesting panel.  The multi-generational group fostered considerable dialogue with the audience and students.  It is ashamed weather prevented State Rep. Gary Lindstrom and Dr. Robert Melamede.  
    Jeralyn, your experience and thought provoking insight is always refreshing at the podium, and you MUST be downright lethal in trial mode!  Well worth the effort to come and hear new information sensibly opposing the 70 year tired old guard rhetoric of a 'Drug War' gone wrong.  Be well in Omaha!