Marijuana legalization debate

Monday, April 2, 2012

Photo of Steve Hager, editor of High Times Magazine

Steve Hager, editor of High Times Magazine.

 Photo of Steve Hager, editor of High Times Magazine Photo of Robert Stutman, retired DEA agent 

The editor of High Times Magazine faces off with a 20-year veteran of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on the issues surrounding marijuana legalization at 7 p.m. on April 4 in Ritsche Auditorium.

Steve Hager, longtime editor of High Times Magazine, and DEA veteran Robert Stutman will debate legalization marijuana legalization for about two hours.

Hager is one of the most visible and active proponents of marijuana legalization, and has campaigned extensively on the social, political, economic and judicial reasons why marijuana should be legalized. Hager is the author of several books, including "The Octopus Conspiracy" (Trine Day), and producer/director of several feature-length documentaries, including "The Cannabis Cup" (Koch Entertainment).

Stutman retired from DEA in 1990 as Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division. He was often credited with bringing “crack” to national attention and emphasizing the role of prevention activities in drug law enforcement. Stutman has been the Special Consultant on substance abuse for both CBS and PBS. He has appeared regularly on 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Today and Good Morning America. He was recently featured in the award winning PBS Frontline documentary entitled “The Drug Wars”.

The event is free for St. Cloud State students, faculty and staff. Tickets are $5 for non-SCSU students and members of the community.

Tickets can be obtained at Atwood Memorial Center.

The event is sponsored by University Program Board (UPB).

For further information, contact UPB at 320-308-2205.

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