SUMMIT, NJ – The League of Women Voters of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights will sponsor a presentation on issues surrounding marijuana, specifically as it relates to potential state legislative action, on May 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at New Providence’s DeCorso Center. The free, open-to-the-public information session will be followed by an audience Q & A opportunity.
The presenters are Dianna Houenou, Policy Counsel for the NJ American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Sergeant Gary A. Webb Jr, with the Narcotics Strike Force and Melissa Tasse PHD, a neuropharmacist with NJ Responsible Approaches to Marijuana Policy (RAMP).
Houenou conducts legal and policy analysis related to the ACLU-NJ’s advocacy campaign and co-ordinates ACLU-NJ coalitions particularly the NJ United for Marijuana Reform.
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Sergeant Webb is employed by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. He is presently assigned as the Squad Leader for the Narcotics Strike Force. His duties include investigating. which leads to the arrest and prosecution of persons involved in the illegal possession and distribution of controlled substances.
Tasse has a PhD in neuropharmacology. She is the Founder and CEO of The Honey Bee Foundation which is dedicated to providing education and resources to help prevent substance abuse disorders. She is a member of NJ RAMP. a group that believes that science and evidence should guide our approaches to marijuana laws not ideology or profit.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The DeCorso Center is located at 15 East 4th Street.
Authored by Mike Tigas