Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Press Release: Livestream of Major Neill Franklin (Ret.) Explaining Benefits of Marijuana Legalization Today

Contact: Darby Beck                                                   For Immediate Release:                                                    Wednesday April 15, 2015


Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Executive Director to Address 2015 Cannabis Symposium at University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado-Boulder is hosting the 2015 Cannabis Symposium to educate students and raise awareness about successful marijuana legalization policies, and to set a new standard for drug and policy education around the country. The closing plenary speaker is Maj. Neill Franklin (Ret.), executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a group of criminal justice professionals opposed to the drug war. Maj. Franklin has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, and can attest to the failures of drug prohibition. He will explain why legalizing marijuana has had a positive impact on reducing violence caused by the drug war, and improving public safety overall. His speech will be live streamed to campuses throughout the country. You can watch it here:

What: 2015 Cannabis Symposium: A Teach-In on Ancient Medicinal Plant and Current Drug Policy

Who: Maj. Neill Franklin (Ret.), executive director for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Other LEAP speakers presenting at this event include former corrections officer Carrie Roberts, and former judge and practicing attorney, Leonard Frieling.

When: Wednesday April 15th from 10am-730pm MST. Closing plenary is from 6-730pm MST.

WhereWittemyer Courtroom of Wolf Law Building, CU-Boulder Campus. Wolf Law Bldg, Kittredge Loop Dr, Boulder, CO 80305 or at

This event is free and open to the public.

LEAP is committed to ending decades of failed policy that have created underground markets and gang violence, fostered corruption and racism, and largely ignored the public health crisis of addiction. The war on drugs has cost more than one trillion dollars, yielded only disastrous outcomes, and ultimately diverted the penal system’s attention away from more important crimes.

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