What’s billed as a marijuana education conference next week by the University of Nevada, Reno is more like a state-sponsored, government-funded propaganda rally against legalization of the drug, say supporters of the state’s marijuana industry.
And they think that if UNR is allowed to put on the event, they deserve equal time.
The conference, titled “Marijuana Summit: What Health Care Professionals, Law Enforcement Officers, Employers and Members of the Court Need to Know,” features presenters such as Nevada Assemblyman Pat Hickey, an opponent of legalization efforts; Mel Pohl, medical director of the Las Vegas Recovery Center; and Jim Gerhardt, a Thornton, Colo., police sergeant who has traveled across the country over the past year cautioning legislators of the dangers of marijuana.
“If you legalize it, then you’re done,” Gerhardt told an audience in Iowa last year. “There is going to be no way to contain it.” [Read more at the Las Vegas Sun]