Past Event

Marijuana Economics: The Pros and Cons of California's Cash Crop

Thu, Jul 30 2009 - 6:30pm

Marijuana Economics: The Pros and Cons of California's Cash Crop

Richard Lee, Founder, Oaksterdam University, Founder, Oakland Civil Liberties Alliance
Chief Scott Kirkland, Chief of Police, El Cerrito
Eugene Schoenfeld, M.D., Court-Appointed Psychiatrist Panel Superior Court of Contra Costa County
Josh Richman, Politics and Legal Affairs, Contra Costa Times - Moderator

Marijuana is by some estimates California's largest cash crop, bringing in more than twice the revenue of vegetables, yet we don't tax this green. Legalizing and taxing pot could provide $1.3 billion to help our hemorrhaging economy, but it might also lead to additional problems and undermine anti-drug efforts. Is this crop just cash waiting to be reaped, or is it more complicated? Come hear advocates on both sides argue the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo by Flickr user mela q