|Title||USD to Discuss Proposition 19 and Marijuana Legalization|
|Contact E-mail||mwagoner, at sandiego.edu|
|Contact Phone||(619) 260-4659|
The Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego will host an international conference to discuss Proposition 19 and the projected effects it will have on drug trafficking-related violence in Mexico. This initiative would effectively end prohibition of marijuana production, possession, and consumption, while applying many of the same restrictions that apply to alcohol in the state of California.
The initiative comes to a vote shortly after former Mexican President Vicente Fox\'s August 2010 endorsement of legalizing drugs, due to the devastating violence that has killed more than 28,000 people in Mexico.
The conference is organized into three panels: Current Counter- Narcotics Efforts in the U.S.-Mexico Context; Proposed Initiative to Legalize Use of Marijuana in California; and Potential Implications in U.S. and Mexican Drug Policy.
The conference is open to the public and to the press, but space is limited. Please RSVP to 619/260-4148 or register at www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/tbi/.
WHAT: Discussion at USD’s Trans-Border Institute: Ending Prohibition: Proposition 19 and Marijuana Legalization
WHERE: University of San Diego
WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Please RSVP to (619) 260-4148 or register at www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/tbi/.