Joshua Marquis, district attorney of Clatsop County
Moderator Sarah Stephan, Pyramid Communications
This fall, Oregonians will vote on a ballot measure calling for legalization of marijuana production and distribution. As the state with the seventh highest rate of marijuana use in the country and a crop valued at more than $200 million, according to the Willamette Week, proponents argue that this measure will raise revenue for the state while decreasing law enforcement costs. Critics reply that legalization will undermine both public health and public safety.
On September 21, City Club hosts Paul Stanford, spokesman for Measure 80 and Joshua Marquis, district attorney of Clatsop County to debate the benefits and detriments of Oregon’s Cannabis Tax Act. Sarah Stephan of Pyramid Communications will moderate the debate.