Amendment 64, marijuana legalization subject of Wednesday’s Coffee and a Newspaper gathering
December 4, 2012
Steamboat Springs — Update: Read more about what took place at Wednesday’s discussion.
This fall's passage of Amendment 64, which will legalize the possession and use of marijuana for adults 21 and older, was groundbreaking in itself. But for many observers, the ensuing discussions and debates at the local, state and federal levels will be just as fascinating.
From states' rights issues to federal drug control policy, Amendment 64 and marijuana legalization quickly has become one of the most-discussed public policy issues in the nation. That discussion will take place at the local level during Wednesday morning's Coffee and a Newspaper community gathering at the Steamboat Pilot & Today.
Kevin Fisher, owner of Steamboat's Rocky Mountain Remedies and an emerging leader in marijuana policy in Colorado, will join Steamboat Springs Police Chief Joel Rae and Steamboat Springs City Council member Walter Magill to discuss Amendment 64 from 7 to 9 a.m. in the Pilot & Today's community room at 1901 Curve Plaza in west Steamboat. Coffee and a Newspaper is led by Pilot & Today General Manager Scott Stanford and Editor Brent Boyer. Community participation is encouraged, and there are free breakfast pastries and coffee provided by MountainBrew.
Boyer said community members are free to come and go as they please during Coffee and a Newspaper.
"It doesn't matter whether you have just 15 minutes before work or the entire morning off, come down and take part in the discussion," he said. "It's fun, informal and the coffee and treats are free."