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Legalization of marijuana use for medical purpose will be the subject of a public forum to be held March 7 in Ashland City.

The non-partisan forum, one of a series of O.P.E.N. (Observation, Presentation, Examination, Navigation) Discussions organized by the Cheatham County Democrats, will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Ashland City Senior Center, 104 Ruth Dr.

The event is open to the public, admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Featured speakers committed include Knoxville State Rep. Gloria Johnson, a sponsor of pro-legalization legislation; Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove, who deals with marijuana, opioid and other drug issues on a daily basis; David Hairston, board chair of the Safe Access advocacy program; and Mathew Binkley, senior systems administrator at the Vanderbilt Advanced Computing Center.

“The goal is not to line up support for any particular legislation,” Cheatham County Democratic chair Michael Lottman said, “but to generate creative thinking on the part of those now struggling with the issue.”

For information, call (615) 714-2702.

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