Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ACLU hosts “Code of the West” film screening in Cheyenne

Ballot initiative victories in Colorado and Washington have brought a new political significance to the national conversation about marijuana policy. A screening of the documentary film Code of the West will be hosted by the ACLU of Wyoming on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30 pm in the Willow Room at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, followed by a community discussion led by Leonard Frieling. The screening is part of a national film tour.

Code of the West documents the Montana Legislature’s debate of marijuana regulation and follows the political process of marijuana policy reform – and the recent federal crackdown on medical marijuana growers across the country. The film tracks key figures on each side of the debate.

Leonard Frieling is a member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition). He is a former Municipal Court judge for the City of Lafayette, Colorado, and was instrumental in the efforts surrounding Amendment 64. Mr. Frieling currently practices criminal defense law in Boulder, Colorado.

Today, medical marijuana is at a serious crossroads. The ACLU of Wyoming is hosting this film as part of its mission to bring attention to the harms resulting from our current drug policies. With neighboring states like Montana and Colorado enacting sensible drug law reforms, this subject is more relevant than ever to Wyoming.

Please join us at our screening of Code of the West and learn more about the issue.

This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30 pm
Laramie County Library – Willow Room
2200 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001

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