Inver Hills to Host 6th Annual Inver Hills Marijuana Forum

Marijuana Forum

Friday, April 20, 2018 • 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. • Heritage Hall Room 203

The Sociology department and Sociology Club at Inver Hills Community College is hosting the 6th Annual Inver Hills Marijuana Forum Friday, April 20, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Heritage Hall Room 203. Town Square Television will be filming the program. Dave Berger, sociology faculty at Inver Hills, reported that his students are involved in all aspects of the forum’s production.

“We will have four speakers on our panel,” Dave said. “Each will get exactly ten minutes to address the topic. Then we will have a question-and-answer session for about thirty minutes. Questions from the audience will be collected on note cards and asked by our student emcees . The entire forum will last about ninety minutes.”

Dave added that the program’s format is not a debate, but rather a forum to present a variety of different views on the topic of marijuana, medical cannabis and related legal aspects.

“We find that providing indirect questions allows for a more respectful and safe environment,” he said. “This program is being filmed by Town Square Television before a live audience of students, staff, faculty and community members. We expect between fifty and one hundred people to attend. The program will eventually be available on YouTube and Town Square Television. The production crew for our forum is made up of students, staff, and faculty.”

Four forum panelists

Megan Thompson

Operations Supervisor
Office of Medical Cannabis
Minnesota Department of Health

Gunnar Aas

Sensible Minnesota
Nonprofit corporation promoting expansion of medical cannabis in Minnesota

Pat Bradley

Deputy Director
Minnesota NORML
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Tim Davis

Minnesota Grassroots Party

WHAT: 6th Annual Inver Hills Marijuana Forum

WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2018 • 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Heritage Hall Room 203
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Sponsored by Inver Hills Sociology Department and Sociology Club.
Everyone invited to attend.
All questions must be put on note cards and handed to an usher during the forum.
Attendees should arrive a few minutes early since filming will commence as close to 1:30 p.m. as possible.

Previous forum links:

“Collegiate Leadership in the 21st Century” on Inver Hills News
“Collegiate Leadership in the 21st Century” on Town Square TV
“Applying a Business Model to Public Higher Education” on Inver Hills News
“Applying a Business Model to Public Higher Education” on YouTube

To learn more about the upcoming 6th Annual Marijuana Forum and the Sociology department at Inver Hills, contact:

Dave Berger
Sociology Faculty

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