Marijuana & Drug Policy Reform in New York - The LaGuardia Report at 70: Day 1

In 1939—on the heels of the national 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, which established federal marijuana prohibition—New York City Mayor Fiorella LaGuardia called upon The New York Academy of Medicine to produce a report about marijuana. The La Guardia Committee Report: The Marihuana Problem in the City of New York was published in 1944 as one of the nation’s first systematic studies addressing many of the myths about marijuana. To mark the 70th anniversary of the LaGuardia Report, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) are hosting a day-and-a-half symposium to look back on the LaGuardia Report in order to inform a rich discussion of contemporary drug policy reform efforts, both nationally and in New York. With history as our guide, we’ll explore the deeper context to the ongoing public debates and actions.

The symposium will feature over 20 speakers from around the country.

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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