Centralia Library Program to Focus on Marijuana Legalization


The Centralia Timberland Library will host a program on the issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana in Washington, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

The program speakers, Jeremy Kaufman, of the Coalition for Cannabis Standards and Ethics, and Jedidiah Haney, from the Committee for Adult Use Standards and Ethics of Marijuana, will talk about law enforcement and the complicated legal landscape. They will be joined by Officer Chad Withrow, from Centralia Police Department.

The program will provide information about the state’s new law and the growing marijuana industry. Centralia librarian Christopher Chrzan explained the intention behind the program:

“This is a topic that gets a lot of attention in the media and we want to facilitate a public discussion outside of formal legislative hearings. The presenters will talk about cannabis broadly — its history, uses, effects — as well the most recent and pending legislative developments. There will be plenty of time for questions and we would encourage the community to bring questions and comments for all presenters.”

All Timberland Regional Library programs are free and open to the public.

The Centralia Timberland Library is located at 110 S. Silver St. For more information, call the library at (360) 736-0183.