On Friday morning, March 7th, Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey will speak for Harvard University's addictions conference at the Park Plaza Hotel in downtown Boston. A coalition of organizations will protest McCaffrey's continuation of the War on Drugs, including his opposition to medical marijuana and needle exchange, his cooperation with rights abusing governments in Latin America, the continuing incarceration of hundreds of thousands of Americans for non-violent drug offenses, and his misleading claims of a "new emphasis on health" in national drug policy where no such new emphasis exists.
Protesters will meet at 8:00am in front of the Park Plaza Hotel, on Providence St., near the Arlington St. T stop on the Green Line. More information on the protest is available from the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition at (617) 944-CANN. Some interesting background information can be read at http://www.dead.net/special_events/ on the world- wide-web (scroll to the last section of the page).
Also happening in Massachusetts:
The Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health will be holding hearings tomorrow, March 3rd, on regulations for the state's medical marijuana research program. Hearings will begin at 9:30am at 250 Washington St., 2nd floor, near the Park St. stop on the Red and Green lines, and are expected to run most of the day.
The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition will hold its annual members' meeting at the El Morocco Restaurant at 100 Wall St., Worcester, on Saturday, March 8th, 2:00pm. Membership dues can be paid on-site, and are $15 for one year. More information is available from (617) 944-CANN.
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