Forum of the Week: New York Times gets up close and personal with cannabis at the Vancouver Public Library

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      In 2014, the New York Times finally published a editorial opposing cannabis prohibition after running no shortage of alarmist stories about the plant in the preceding decades.

      Four years later, the Vancouver Public Library's central branch will be the site of an event called “A Cannabis Conversation with the New York Times”. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (November 15) in the Alice MacKay Room.

      Unlike many forums at the library, this one isn’t free—the door charge is $15 for subscribers to the Gray Lady and $20 for everyone else.

      It will be moderated by one of newspaper’s Canada correspondents, Dan Bilefsky, and the planel of speakers will include San Francisco bureau chief Thomas Fuller, legalization advocate Kelly Coulter, and Canopy Growth Corporation's director of patient education and advocacy, Hilary Black.

      Black, of course, is also a founder of the B.C. Compassion Club.

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