I received an e-mail about a special event coming to Maryland that I definitely felt was worth passing along. Neill Franklin is hands down one of my favorite activists out there, and hearing him speak will be a big treat for those in attendance. Baltimore and the rest of the state is in desperate need of cannabis reform. Attend this event to learn more about what legalization would mean for the area, and how to help achieve victory:
Did you know that African Americans in Baltimore are five times more likely to be arrested for drug possession than people of other races, and marijuana is the most common drug possessed? To learn more and help be part of the solution, don’t miss our special event entitled Legalizing Marijuana: The Impact on Racial Justice in Baltimore City.
When: Tuesday, December 13 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Baltimore War Memorial Assembly Hall 101 N. Gay Street. Baltimore, MD 21202
It’s free and open to the public, but RSVPs are appreciated.
The keynote speaker will be Neill Franklin, who is the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and a former Baltimore City Police officer. Major Franklin now works to help end marijuana prohibition, and he will discuss how this would impact racial justice generally and Baltimore specifically.
Source: e-mail alert from the Marijuana Policy Project