Oct. 24, 2014 – Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts

Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

10 a.m.

From its health effects to law enforcement concerns to its uncertain legal status, the legalization of marijuana raises public concerns and piques interest, intrigue, and debate. The issue of legalizing marijuana is especially timely in Florida because Florida voters will decide on Nov. 4 whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. This year’s Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series will bring together the nation’s leading experts on marijuana law, medicinal marijuana, and public policy to discuss the multiple dimensions of marijuana legalization.

“Legalize Marijuana? A Conversation with the Experts,” will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. in the Curtis M. Phillips, M.D. Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Florida. The student organized event is sponsored by the Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series and is presented by the Florida Law Review.

It is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the garage and the adjacent parking lot.

The panelists:

David Blake, deputy attorney general for legal policy and government affairs of Colorado

Carl Hart, Columbia University professor and director of Residential Studies and Methamphetamine Research Laboratories at the New York State Psychiatric Institute

Beau Kilmer, senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation

Bertha K. Madras, Harvard University professor and chair of Harvard’s Division of Neurochemistry

Robert Mikos, Vanderbilt law professor and a leading expert on federalism and drug law

Scott Teitelbaum, University of Florida College of Medicine psychiatry and pediatrics professor and vice chair of the Psychiatry Department

More information on the event and speakers can be found here.

Published: July 7th, 2014

Category: Events