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The Citizens' Choice: Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

A Discussion on Massachusetts 2016 Ballot Question 4

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Andrew Freedman speaking, Dr. Hill and Sen. Lewis

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7:00 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Columbia Point

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate partnered with WGBH to present The Citizens Choice: Legalizing Recreational Marijuana. Through this discussion, experts explored both sides of this issue and attempted to answer the question: would legalizing marijuana for recreational use affect Massachusetts for better or for worse? State Representative Jonathan Hecht provided opening remarks. Jim Braude, host of WGBH’s Greater Boston moderated the discussion.

Panelists

  • Andrew Freedman, Director of Marijuana Coordination for the State of Colorado
  • Dr. Kevin Sabet, Assistant professor of psychiatry and Director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida, Co-Founder of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana)
  • Madeline Martinez, Director Emeritus of Oregon NORML, Co-Founder of the NORML Women’s Alliance, and Owner of the World Famous Cannabis Café
  • Massachusetts State Senator Jason Lewis (D-Winchester)
  • Dr. Kevin Hill, Addiction Psychiatrist, Clinical Researcher, Author of Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth about the World’s Most Popular Weed.

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The Citizens' Choice: Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

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