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Policy and a Pint: A Blunt Look At Louisiana Marijuana Policy

The Policy and a Pint series looks at issues happening in north Louisiana.

KEDM Public Radio takes a a look at Louisiana's changing climate on marijuana at Policy and a Pint: A Blunt Look At Louisiana Marijuana Policy on Tuesday, May 15, with a broadcast on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. on 90.3 KEDM.

Our open public forum features panel with members who support legalization and those against the new proposals. Our experts are from the fields of addiction recovery and counseling, pharmacology and pharmacy law, and the marijuana lobby.  We discuss medical pot, legalization, health issues, and more. 

Our panel for the discussion:

Tim Hitt - Sensible Marijuana Policy for Louisiana , After a 12 year career in law enforcement, Tim has spent the last 10 years in the nutrition and vitamin industry. He has been an advocate for cannabis reform and is currently working towards developing a viable agricultural hemp program in Louisiana.

Dr. Tommy Estis, LPC, LMFT, LAC - Dr. Estis is the owner of Aimwell Recovery Center in Monroe. The center is a a state licensed drug and alcohol treatment facility. 

Dr. Jeffery Evans - Associate Professor, department head of Clinical Sciences, University of Louisiana Monroe School of Pharmacy

The event is moderated by KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe.

The event was held at Iron Cactus TexMex Restaurant, 428 Desiard Street,  in downtown Monroe. The meet and greet with the panel began at 5:30 p.m. and the "LIVE" radio forum began at 6 p.m. The program will be broadcast on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. on 90.3 KEDM.

For more information please call KEDM at 342-5556 or visit the KEDM Facebook page.