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Grammas for Ganja public forum in Ballard tonight

March 29th, 2010 by Cory Bergman

This isn’t in Queen Anne, but it relates to our legislative district and is pretty interesting: Tonight is the Grammas for Ganja public forum in Ballard. The executive director for Grammas for Ganja, Jeanne Black-Ferguson, will be hosting the event which she hopes will raise awareness surrounding marijuana law reform. As an advocate for the use of medical marijuana, 36th District Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles will be attending the event. During this legislative session, Sen. Kohl-Welles sponsored Senate Bill 5798, which passed both the state house and senate and has been delivered to Governor Gregoire’s desk (bill as it passed in the Legislature .pdf.)

During tonight’s public event, Dr. Sunil Aggarwal from the University of Washington will be talking about the medical aspects of Cannabis and Jacqueline Merringer, Manager/Buyer of “Terra Hemp” in Wallingford, a natural fiber clothing and accessory store will speak about the various uses for the plant. 36th District Representative Reuven Carlyle was also invited to attend but his staff has informed us that he cannot make it.

The event will be held tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ballard House Community Room (2445 NW 57th St.)

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