CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The first installment of The Great Marijuana Debate will kick off March 3 at the Marijuana Investor Summit, Hilton Union Square, San Francisco.
The event marks the beginning of a partnership between Procon.org and the Marijuana Investor Summit. A series of debates focusing on economic, public, legislative and medical policy are scheduled to take place throughout 2016.
“2016 has the potential to be a tipping point for legalization and we feel it’s the time to put these critical issues on the table,” said David Friedman, CEO of MJIC Media, producer of the Marijuana Investor Summit. “We chose to work with ProCon.org on this series because we wanted a partner well versed in both sides of the discussion. We are working together to bring all the right parties to the table for healthy discussion.”
ProCon is a non-partisan 501(C)(3) public charity and the leading source of pro and con research on controversial issues, including the death penalty, illegal immigration, gun control and medical marijuana.
“With four states having legalized marijuana and several more states considering it, it is especially important to understand the pros and cons of marijuana legalization in 2016,” said Kamy Akhavan, President of ProCon. “By partnering with MJIC in the Marijuana Investor Summit, we can explore the policy challenges, risks, and benefits of regulating marijuana like alcohol and tobacco. ProCon.org has no agenda other than bringing diverse, informed, constructive experts together to discuss this important issue in a nonpartisan format.”
About Marijuana Investor Summit
Marijuana Investor Summit is the leader in marijuana events for the investment community. Owned by MJIC Media LLC, which was launched in June of 2015 as the voice of the cannabis investment community, MJIC Media also owns and operates Marijuana Investor News, the Marijuana Index and Cannabis Trader.
ProCon.org (www.procon.org) is America’s leading source of pro and con research on controversial issues, including the death penalty, illegal immigration, gun control, and medical marijuana. As a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2004, the mission of ProCon.org is to encourage critical thinking, respectful debate, and informed citizenship. ProCon.org serves more than 23,000,000 annual readers across 54 subject areas, is free of charge, and requires no registration. The award-winning website has been referenced by 23 international governments, 30 state governments, 10 US federal agencies, more than 1,500 media outlets, over 6,500 schools in all 50 states, and more than 500 books. It has been twice archived by the Library of Congress for having “materials of historic importance to the Congress and the American people.” For information about ProCon.org, please contact: Kamy Akhavan, President & Managing Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-587-1407.