Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reason and Drug Policy Forum

Drug Policy Reform in the States

Reason is hosting a half day event featuring drug policy experts debating the merits of drug policy reform and discussing the state-level impact of the war on drugs. This event will take place immediately before the State Policy Network Annual Meeting in Seattle, August 23 - 26, 2011.

August 23, 2011

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Seattle, WA

The event is free, and registration is required. Seats are limited, so register today by emailing Mary Toledo at mary.toledo@reason.org, or call Reason at 310-391-2245.

Featured speakers:

  • Roger Goodman, State Representative, 45th District, Washington State Legislature
  • Alison Holcomb, Campaign Director, New Approach Washington
  • Dale Gieringer, Director, California NORML
  • Jacob Sullum, Senior Editor, Reason magazine
  • Nick Gillespie, Editor in chief, Reason.com and Reason.tv
  • Matt Welch, Editor in chief, Reason magazine
  • Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance (Invited)

Topics covered will include:

  • What has the impact of drug prohibition been on the states?
  • Who is working for drug reform at the state level and why?
  • What is the status of drug reform initiatives in Washington state?
  • How has the war on drugs impacted cities across the U.S.?
  • How will the conflicts between state and federal drug laws be resolved?
  • What impact would relaxing drug laws have on crime and society?
  • What role can state think tanks play in the reform of drug laws?

To learn more about the SPN Annual Meeting, visit http://www.spn.org/events/2011-spn-19th-annual-meeting

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