Berks to host 'The Marijuana Debate: Legalize It'

Nationwide, the public is divided about whether to legalize marijuana. "Legalize It" is a debate featuring two men at the forefront of the drug legalization discussion: Aaron Houston and Kevin Sabet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Houston, co-founder of Marijuana Majority, is a nationally recognized expert on drug policy and marijuana law. He serves as a strategist for Ghost Group, a private equity company that owns marijuana-related technology companies. From 2005 to 2010, he served as the only full-time marijuana legalization lobbyist on Capitol Hill.

Sabet is a former, three-time White House drug policy adviser and the director of Smart Approaches to Marijuana. He is also the director of the Drug Policy Institute and an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. He is the author of "Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana."

Penn State Berks reserves the right to limit the photography and/or recording of any program. The permitted or prohibited activities during a particular program will be announced at the beginning of the event and/or included in the printed program. All media requesting interviews and/or access to photograph and/or tape any program must contact the Office of University Relations at 610-396-6053.

This presentation is part of the Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

Last Updated September 04, 2014