UMMP Sponsors Educational Reform

By The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients on February 24th 2012

 Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Announces Sponsorship of Educational Forum on Statewide Marijuana Reform Voter Initiatives Hosted by Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the University of Southern California 

James Shaw, director of the Union of Medical Marijuana Patients, has announced that the Los Angeles based patients’ advocacy group will sponsor a forum to educate the public on various voter initiatives to reform California’s cannabis laws that could appear on next November’s ballot.   Hosted by the University of Southern California Chapter of Students for Sensible Drugs Policy (SSDP), the forum will feature representatives from five different initiative efforts in a panel discussion.

“Californians may face multiple marijuana reform measures when they step into the voting booth this November” says Shaw, “the Union sponsored forum will help voters truly understand their options on Election Day.”

Shaw highlights the importance of carefully considering each policy proposal in a public forum to uncover any potential issues, because once approved by a majority of voters California’s legislature and courts lack the authority to amend ballot initiatives. “California’s voter initiative process gives the people tremendous power to implement policy,” says Shaw. “It is essential to thoroughly vet each initiative effort for unintended negative consequences.”

The California Cannabis Initiatives Forum will take place Sunday February 26th, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The forum will be held in room #101 of USC’s Mark Taper Hall of Humanities, 3501 Trousdale Parkway Los Angeles, CA 90089. We encourage members of the public and media to RSVP, email for assigned seating. For further information about the event, please email or call Union of Medical Marijuana Patients public relations at (310)663-6682.