The October 12 Kootenai County Democratic Club presentation will be “Molecular Politics”–Legalization for Social Justice by Rebecca Schroeder, Democratic candidate for Idaho House of Representatives, District 4-A. She summarizes her talk this way: Idaho is an island of prohibition. Are we capable of viewing cannabis with the same lens we view molecules like caffeine or alcohol?
Idahoans can benefit from legalization of cannabis through personal freedom to choose cannabis for medicinal reasons; tax revenue to fuel education and infrastructure; social justice for populations being incarcerated at disproportionately high rates, despite similar rates of usage.
Rebecca is a lifelong Idahoan–raised in Kooskia, Idaho. She studied environmental chemistry at the University of Idaho and worked in water quality projects in freshwater lakes in Idaho. When Rebecca’s son was born with the rare genetic disease, cystic fibrosis, she changed her focus to healthcare advocacy and worked with the non-profit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the last decade. Her experience with lawmakers taught her the important difference between advocating for the people and being a mouthpiece for special interests.
Audience members will also have a chance to ask questions to put Rebecca in the “Hot Seat” to prepare her for the upcoming candidate debate on October 23.
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