Jaffrey "Live Free Or Die Celebration" Will Feature Marijuana Policy Speakers

Pembroke,NH (August 22) – The NH Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy has announced that executive director Matt Simon will be a featured speaker at the 2nd annual Live Free or Die Celebration.  There is no charge to attend this event, which will be held Saturday, August 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at the town center of Jaffrey, NH.

Simon will be speaking about his organization's "Send the Right Message!" campaign, an effort to educate voters by raising drug and marijuana issues with presidential candidates.  The campaign's website, SendTheRightMessage.com, features articles and videos based on encounters with candidates including Mitt Romney, John McCain, Bill Richardson, and Ron Paul.

Simon will also be speaking about NH Common Sense's plans to support a marijuana decriminalization measure in the next legislative session. The bill, which would reduce penalties for possession of marijuana in small quantities, is expected to resemble laws which are already in effect in several states including Maine.

The pro-freedom rock band Poker Face is scheduled to provide entertainment.  Other speakers on the schedule include Jonathan Perri of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Stuart Cooper of the NH Marijuana Policy Initiative, State Representative Joel Winters, and Spychips author Dr. Katherine Albrecht.