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Marijuana: Decriminalize? Legalize?

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Get informed as this issue makes it way through our State Legislature. The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit is sponsoring a discussion on Marijuana foMonday, May 21st at 7:30pm at the De Corso Center, 15 East 4th Street in New Providence.  

The presenters are Dianna Houenou, Policy Counsel for the NJ ACLU, Sergeant Gary A. Webb Jr, with the Narcotics Strike Force and Melissa Tasse PHD, a neuropharmacist with NJ RAMP (Responsible Approaches to Marijuana Policy).   A question and Answer session will follow.

Ms. Houenou conducts legal and policy analysis related to the ACLU-NJ's advocacy campaign and co-ordinates ACLU-NJ coalitions particularly the NJ United for Marijuana Reform.
The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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Sergeant Gary A. Webb is employed by the Union County Prosecutor's Office. He is presently assigned as  the Squad Leader for the Narcotics Strike Force. His duties include investigating which leads to the arrest and prosecution of persons involved in the illegal possession and distribution of controlled substances.

Melissa Tasse has a PhD in neuropharmacology. She is the Founder  and CEO of The  Honey Bee Foundation which is dedicated to providing education and resources to help prevent substance abuse disorders. She is a member of NJ Ramp.  The group believes that science and evidence should guide our approaches to marijuana laws not ideology or profit.

The League of Women Voters is, a nonpartisan political organization which  encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The program is free to the public.

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