Denver, CO: NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre along with NORML advisory board member Norman Stamper (former Chief of Police, Seattle Washington) and NORML board member George Rohrbacher (former Washington state senator) will be speaking tonight in Denver and holding a press conference tomorrow in support of Amendment 44, the Alcohol-Marijuana Equalization Initiative. They will be joined by Colorado Rep. Gary Lindstrom, University of Colorado biology professor Robert Melamede, SAFER (Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation) Campaign Director Mason Tvert, and NORML Legal Committee member Jeralyn Merrit.
Representatives from NORML and SAFER will also be hosting a campaign fundraiser for Amendment 44 on Friday night at the Wynkoop Brewing Company in downtown Denver.
Amendment 44 would revise state statutes to make the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis legal in Colorado for anyone age 21 or older. Last year, voters in Denver passed a similar municipal initiative by 54 percent.
For more information on these events, please contact Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel, or visit: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7076 or http://www.safercolorado.org/blog.html.