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June 5, 2015

Q: What do the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney and the Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy have in common?

A: They are both featured speakers at the Ohio Marijuana Policy Reform Symposium taking place June 11, 2015 at The Ohio State University.

As I have noted before, my own Ohio has lately become a hot state for dynamic conversations about marijuana reform.  And I have had the honor and privilege of helping bring together an interesting groups of speakers for what should be an informative and interest event next week at my own Moritz College of Law. This registration page provides more information about some of the speakers and provides a brief preview:

The Marijuana Policies of Ohio Taskforce, chaired by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, will present the findings of its comprehensive research at a symposium on June 11 hosted at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. The Taskforce’s research report assesses and analyzes proposed marijuana legalization initiatives in four key areas - public safety and law enforcement, the economy, public health, and regulatory impact. The symposium will also include a panel discussion with national recognized experts in marijuana policy and law.

A press briefing will precede the event. For more information, please contact Kathy Berta at kathy @ rstrategygroup.com 

As of this writing, there is no charge for attending this event, but space in the auditorium can get limited so I highly encourage everyone interested in attending to pre-register via this webpage ASAP.

June 5, 2015 at 01:47 PM | Permalink


The problem of atavism in the law.

The question of marijuana is settled in logic, in science, in policy, in health effects, in crime effects. It is unquestionably settled when alcohol and tobacco are not only egal, but advertised, with a zero chance of prohibition, and an even smaller chance of prohibition with effective enforcement, such as the lashing of millions of users and the executions of thousands of smugglers.

Why are we still having seminars?

Why is the law so slow to catch up to the established facts?

If one answer is that one must wait for the members of the current hiearchy to die of natural causes, allowing their replacement with more modern members of the hierarchy? Is that the reason?

If it is, we should kill them all and move on, today, not in 100 years..

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 5, 2015 10:42:01 PM

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