Organizations Work to Legalize Marijuana

Tara Stewart – 23 News Staff Writer

On Sat. Apr. 26 at 10 am in Allen Auditorium, various organizations gathered for the Spring 2014 Missouri Cannabis Conference to inform individuals about the benefits of the legalization of marijuana.

Students of Sensible Drug Policy is a campus organization and was one of the main sponsors of the event.

“People are criminalized for a drug that is non-toxic, so we are trying to advocate decriminalizing cannabis,” said President of SSDP Duell Lauderdale.

Various speakers attended the event to speak of the positives of marijuana. A panel of medical experts even came to the event to share the health benefits of the drug.

There are hopes of holding the conference in many more locations around Missouri to help spread the word about this potential legalization.

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