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Mar 29 2014
Organization: Platform Personalities
Contact: Mark Surrell (masurrel@nmu.edu)

Marijuana Policy Debate

Legalize It? Marijuana Policy Experts Debate Reefer Policy
Monday, March 31
7:30 p.m.
Jamrich Hall, Room 102


Tickets are available at the door:
Free Students with NMU ID
$2 General Public

Sponsored by Platform Personalities and the Student Activity Fee


Dr. Kevin Sabet - Limit It vs. Aaron Houston - Legalize It

Dr. Sabet was dubbed the "quarterback of the new anti-drug movement" by Salon Magazine and is a former three-time White House drug policy adviser. He currently is the director of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) which he co-founded with Patrick J. Kennedy. He is also the director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida and an assistant professor in the College of Medicine. He is the author of "Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths about Marijuana" and a consultant to numerous domestic and international organizations, including the United Nations, through his company, the Policy Solutions Lab.

Aaron Houston co-founded the Marijuana Majority and is a nationally recognized expert on drug policy and marijuana law, currently serving as a strategist for Ghost Group, a private equity company that owns marijuana-related technology companies. Between 2010-13, as executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Aaron coordinated the efforts of students on more than 200 campuses worldwide, and from 2005-10, he served as the only full-time marijuana legalization lobbyist on Capitol Hill. His work on Capitol Hill was chronicled in a 2007 Showtime original documentary, "In Pot We Trust."

For more information, call 227-6543.