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Marianne Williamson to Discuss Drug Policy Tonight in Santa Monica

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Independent congressional candidate Marianne Williamson tonight will hold what her campaign is dubbing as an issues forum on drug policy and mass incarceration.

Williamson will be joined at the forum by Lynne Lyman, the state director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which describes itself as "promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights."

The forum is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at 1210 Fourth St. in Santa Monica.

Williamson, who is running in the Westside-South Bay-San Fernando Valley 33rd Congressional District, supports decriminalizing marijuana, releasing all drug-related non-violent offenders and begin to establish programs that assist people in achieving sobriety, according to press aide Ileana Wachtel.

Williamson also supports making pre-school accessible to all children, which she said would "reduce the number of children who drop out and consequently end up on a path to incarceration," Wachtel said.

Williamson supports making college more accessible by offering free college in exchange for one year of national service, Wachtel said.

--City News Service


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