UAA to host discussion on pot policy March 5

thanlon@adn.comFebruary 27, 2014 

  • If you go
    What: Time to Legalize? A Public Discussion on Marijuana Law and Policy
    When: Wednesday, March 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Where: UAA Wendy Williamson Auditorium, 2533 Providence Dr. (Free parking is available on the west side of the auditorium).

The University of Alaska Anchorage will host a public discussion Wednesday on marijuana law and policy, with panelists, both local and from the Lower 48, providing input on the criminal justice, public health and social impacts of legalization.

The event, put on by the UAA Justice Center and Justice Club, will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the university's Wendy Williamson Auditorium, 2533 Providence Dr.

Ethan Nadelmann, the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, an organization that promotes drug policy reform, will be the keynote speaker. Other panelists include, Dean Guaneli, former chief assistant attorney general for Alaska, and a retired Wisconsin county sheriff, Lance Buchholtz, with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certified the ballot initiative this week that will allow voters to decide in August if Alaska will become the third U.S. state to legalize marijuana.

Reach Tegan Hanlon at or 257-4589.


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