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Public forum on recreational marijuana today

Posted: 9:50 AM, Sep 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-19 12:20:09-04

Recreational marijuana in Michigan is taking center stage. A pot forum will be held in Lansing to discuss policy-relevant issues regarding the legalization, as voting day nears.

In November, voters will decide whether Michigan will become the next state to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Although public support for legalization appears to be growing, there are still concerns over how the drug will be managed if the law is passed.

The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research will be having this forum to provide insight on what people in the state currently think about medical marijuana, and what may happen if recreational marijuana is legalized.

The Institute said that given the experience of other states legal use of recreational marijuana would certainly boost state tax ledgers from what is estimated to be a one billion dollar-plus market in Michigan alone.

However, questions loom over the impact of drug environments on the state's disadvantaged populations, and particularly among adolescents and higher-crime areas.

The Institute also said impaired driving and job performance while under the influence of marijuana are also areas of much-needed research.

Representatives from LARA and MSU will be speaking at the meeting which is taking place in downtown Lansing's Anderson House Office Building at 124 N. Capital Avenue AT 11:30 a.m..

There is no charge to attend but registration is required. 
Register here now.

A light lunch will be provided at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis.