http://www.seattlelwv.org/ The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County
Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 7:00p.m.
Downstairs at Town Hall
1119 8th Ave, Seattle
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The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County invites you to hear experts, including former U.S. Attorney John McKay, Kim Marie Thorburn, M.D., and Commander Pat Slack of the Snohomish County Regional Drug and Gang Task Force discuss this topic.
The moderator will be Jonathan Martin, reporter for the Seattle Times.
The effectiveness of the current drug policy, which places its emphasis on deterring drug use through punishment, has been widely questioned as a costly and ineffective approach. Proponents of drug policy reform have called for a public health approach to drug abuse, stressing a shift of resources to research, education, prevention, treatment and drug courts, as an alternative to the continued use of criminal sanctions. Is marijuana legalization a logical next step?
This event is being co-sponsored by the King County Bar Association and is free and open to the public.
Note: We expect a full house and parking in the Town Hall lot can fill up fast. Plan to carpool and to save a little cash, park a few blocks north at the Convention Center Garage on 8th Ave.
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Pick up a parking coupon at the forum and you’ll save $4. Allow yourself a little extra time so you can get settled and have a brownie before the program starts!
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