Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of this controlled substance from many perspectives including law enforcement, medical, and recreational use and abuse.
An amendment regarding the medical use of marijuana may be on the Florida ballot in 2014. http://www.unitedforcare.org/
Marshall Frank, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, (L.E.A.P.) http://www.leap.cc/
Karen Goldstein, National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, (NORML) http://norml.org/chapters/fl
Amy Ronshausen, Save Our Society from Drugs, (S.O.S.) http://www.saveoursociety.org/states?v=Florida
Deborah Comella, Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free SWF http://www.drugfreeswfl.org/
8:45am Registration and Networking
9:00am Breakfast and Networking
9:30am LWV Lee Member Orientation
10:00am Program: Marijuana Matters?
11:30am LWV Lee Board Meeting
We are collecting signatures on a ballot initiative to get medical marijuana legal in Florida. This statewide effort has six meetup groups around the state to help support the overall goal of getting the laws changed. In addition to collecting signatures, we are lobbying our legislators, and raising funds to support the effort. Come meet like minded individuals and learn the best ways to take action. For more information, visit our website at www.pufmm.org - People United for Medical Marijuana, a political action committee registered with Florida Division of Elections