Oregon Congressman to Appear at Yes on Prop. 205 Campus Rallies in Tempe and Tucson

* Rep. Earl Blumenauer will be available for interviews before and after the events Wednesday at ASU and Thursday at U of A *

Tempe and Tucson, AZ — Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer will visit Arizona’s two largest university campuses this week to appear at rallies in support of Prop. 205, the initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol. He will discuss the benefits his state has experienced since voters there approved a similar measure in 2014.

Blumenauer is scheduled to speak in Tempe on Wednesday at 12 p.m. on the North Stage of Arizona State University Memorial Union. He is scheduled to speak in Tucson on Thursday at 12 p.m. at the University of Arizona Highland Quad. He will be available for interviews before and after both events. The events are being organized by the campus chapters of the Young Democrats and Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

Blumenauer has been a leading advocate for changes to federal drug laws. He has championed the legislative efforts to protect medical marijuana patients, reduce federal barriers to medical marijuana research, tax and regulate marijuana, and normalize taxes and banking for marijuana businesses. Since 2014, Blumenauer has led the effort to make it easier for qualified veterans to access medical marijuana. He is the sponsor of H.R. 667, the Veterans Equal Access Act, which would clear the way for VA doctors to talk to our veterans about medical marijuana. He was deeply involved with the successful campaign to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in Oregon in 2014. Since its passage, he has worked closely with stakeholders in the state as the law has been implemented.

WHAT:
Yes on Prop. 205 campus rallies featuring Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who will also be available for interviews

WHEN:
Tempe event on Wednesday, October 26, 12 p.m.
Tucson event on Thursday, October 27, 12 p.m.

WHERE:
Tempe event on the North Stage of Arizona State University Memorial Union, 1290 S. Normal Ave.
Tucson event on Highland Quad at the University of Arizona, 601 N. Highland Ave.

WHO:
Congressman Earl Blumenauer
ASU Young Democrats
Students for Sensible Drug Policy

About The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is supporting Proposition 205, an initiative on the November 2016 ballot that would end marijuana prohibition in Arizona and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed like alcohol.

For more information, visit http://www.RegulateMarijuana.org.

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