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There is much to discuss about this issue. Massachusetts has already legalized medical marijuana. Legislation and a ballot question for the legalization of recreational marijuana are pending in Massachusetts and, according to a Los Angeles Times Associated Press report in the spending bill passed by Congress in early October, states where medical marijuana is legal will no longer need to worry about federal drug agents raiding retail operations. Agents will be prohibited from doing so. This is despite the federal law prohibiting marijuana.
The panelists include: Senator William Brownsberger, who will speak in favor of legalizing marijuana; Representative Hannah Kane who will speak in opposition to legalizing marijuana; Robert Moura, Director of Pharmacy at Emerson Hospital, who will speak about whether there is any scientific support for the use of marijuana and Scott Churchill, Director of Methodology and Compliance at MCR Labs, LLC, who will speak about understanding cannabis.
Judy Deutsch will moderate this forum.
There will be ample time for attendee's questions and comments, and for responses.
The LWV has not taken a position on marijuana. The League takes positions on issues only after a thorough study, followed by taking a consensus of members' wishes. Those planning this forum have sought to present all sides relative to recreational and medical marijuana.
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