Syracuse, N.Y. – So far, 10 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana. In New York, there is widespread support among lawmakers to legalize marijuana, but a complex debate over how to do it.
Meanwhile, the New York State Association of County Health Officials called on state lawmakers to “approach legalization thoughtfully and with extreme caution.” And in February, sheriffs from across the state held a news conference to speak out against recreational marijuana.
In Onondaga County, Sheriff Gene Conway has said he stands in support of his fellow sheriffs. Conway will speak about this issue at a public forum at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Syracuse University Nancy Cantor Warehouse in Syracuse. The forum is hosted by Syracuse University’s Thursday Morning Roundtable.
The forum is free and open to the public, and the media is invited to attend. Conway will be available for interviews following the event.
Here are the details:
Public forum about the negative impact of the legalization of recreational marijuana hosted by Syracuse University as part of the University’s Thursday Morning Roundtable (a public form on the positive impact was held earlier this month as part of the TMR).
8-9 a.m. Thursday, March 21.
Fourth floor of Syracuse University’s Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse.
Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway, who will be available for interviews following the forum at about 9 a.m.