Stetson Hosts Medical Marijuana Debate Oct. 23

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Amendment 2 is the topic of debate between former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell and attorney John Morgan at a free event Oct. 23 on the Gulfport campus of Stetson University College of Law.

With two outstanding and knowledgeable speakers, Stetson’s debate on the proposed Amendment 2 will be lively and informative, highlighting an important ballot issue for Florida voters and helping educate the Stetson community.

Amendment 2 is the topic of debate between former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell and attorney John Morgan at a free noontime event Oct. 23 on the Gulfport campus of Stetson University College of Law.

Justice Bell and Morgan will debate the detriments and merits of legalizing medical marijuana during a public lunchtime event. Seating is limited.

WHAT: Stetson Law’s debate is designed to educate voters on both sides of the argument for and against medical marijuana. The Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, or Amendment 2, is on the Nov. 4 ballot in the state of Florida. If voters approve, the amendment will legalize medical marijuana.

WHO: Bell has questioned whether the amendment might result in putting marijuana in the hands of children. Morgan is a proponent of the medical benefits of marijuana.
Stetson Law Professor Mark Bauer will moderate the debate, sponsored by Stetson’s student chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Stetson Republicans.

“With two outstanding and knowledgeable speakers, Stetson’s debate on the proposed Amendment 2 will be lively and informative, highlighting an important ballot issue for Florida voters and helping educate the Stetson community,” said Professor Bauer.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 23, from 12-1 p.m.

WHERE: The Great Hall, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport.

For directions to Stetson’s Gulfport campus, visit http://www.stetson.edu/law/about/home/directions.php. RSVP events(at)law(dot)stetson(dot)edu.

Members of the press, please contact Brandi Palmer in the Communications Office to confirm attendance at 727-562-7381 or palmer(at)law(dot)stetson(dot)edu.

About Stetson University College of Law
Stetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson lawyers are ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.

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