Sneak preview of “Legalize It – the movie”, debate with Judge Jim Grey, Book signing with Jeffrey Dhywood – October 24, Long Beach, CA

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I will be available for book-signing on October 24th at the sneak preview presentation of “Legalize It – the movie”

On October 24, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), in conjunction with Willie Nelson’s Luck Films and award-winning filmmakers Dan Katzir and Ravit Markus, will host a special screening and discussion panel of the film at the Art Theatre of Long Beach.

Legalize It, a documentary about the Prop. 19 campaign
• Wednesday, October 24, 2012 7-10pm
• Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach
• Tickets are available online and start at $10. There are also a number of sponsorship packages available. Please see the website www.leap.cc/california-benefit/ or contact Diane Goldstein (diane.goldstein@leap.cc or 714.232.3722) for more info.

For the documentary, filmmakers followed members of the campaign for eight months, documenting the unlikely alliances that developed and the minor victories and setbacks of the first serious effort to legalize marijuana in the United States. Legalize It is a sensitive and humorous behind-the-scenes look at a colorful campaign, the unlikely people running it and the disparate groups who both opposed and endorsed it. Several LEAP speakers appear in the film.

“In any battle, the people who go in first are going to take one hell of a beating. In the fight to legalize marijuana, the Prop. 19 campaign folks were those people. If and when ballot measures in other states succeed, it will be because these folks cleared the way.”
– LEAP Executive Director Neill Franklin

After the film, a discussion panel including a former LAPD deputy chief who appears in the documentary, drug policy reform advocates, local dignitaries and one of the film’s producers will discuss the Prop. 19 campaign as well as the current political outlook for similar efforts at reform.

See more about the film and its Long Beach screening at www.leap.cc/california-benefit/.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) represents police, prosecutors, judges, corrections officials and others who, after fighting on the front lines of the “war on drugs,” came to believe that prohibition only serves to worsen substance abuse and violence. More info at www.CopsSayLegalizeMarijuana.com.

See you there, and do not miss this opportunity to get your signed copy of “World War D – The Case against prohibitionism, roadmap to controlled re-legalization” while meeting all the great people at LEAP and Willie Nelson’s Luck Films.

Jeffrey Dhywood
Investigative writer,
Author of “World War D – The Case against prohibitionism, roadmap to controlled re-legalization”
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/worldward
Follow me on Twitter: @JDhywood
LinkedIn: http://hk.linkedin.com/in/jdhywood

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About Jeffrey Dhywood

Jeffrey Dhywood is a European-born investigative writer, lecturer and public speaker, drug policy analyst, author of "World War D – The Case against prohibitionism, roadmap to controlled re-legalization" http://www.world-war-d.com/. Jeffrey Dhywood holds a degree in Mathematical logics (Model Theory). He lived 20 years in the US and is currently living in Latin America. He is also very familiar with Asia, which gives him a good grasp of the global dimension of the War on Drugs, and its global failure. His academic background and his direct experience allows him to bring common sense and sanity to an issue often mired in confusion, misconceptions and preconceptions.
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