Lynnwood Rotary Press Releases

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LYNNWOOD, WA (Jun. 2, 2011) – University of Washington Professor Roger Roffman discussed the pros and cons for ending marijuana prohibition at Edmonds Community College on June 2, 2011.  Addressing the Lynnwood Rotary Club, Professor Roffman discussed the historical basis of prohibition, societal changes in attitude towards marijuana, the controversy surrounding marijuana dispensaries in Washington State and the scientific evidence of marijuana’s effects.  Professor Roffman concludes that both sides of the argument exaggerate their points beyond scientifically substantiated evidence, and that the movement to legalize marijuana will likely continue for the foreseeable future.

Roger A. Roffman, PhD is a professor emeritus of social work at the University of Washington and a private practitioner specializing in treating marijuana dependence.

Archived video of this presentation is available on the Lynnwood Rotary YouTube site:
For further reading on Professor Roffman’s work in this area see the following links (link to Seattle Times editorial page):

Press contact for this release is Jim Dougherty email:

Lynnwood Rotary is a service organization of civic and business leaders based in Lynnwood, Washington. We meet weekly at noon on Thursdays at Edmonds Community College, and welcome guests and prospective members anytime. Our projects improve the local and international communities, this past year including college scholarships for local students, funding of a vocational arts program for the Edmonds School District, purchase of dialysis machines for hospitals in rural India, and much more. For more information see our website:

Roger Roffman Speaks to Lynnwood Rotary Regarding Marijuana Legalization

Roger Roffman Speaks to Lynnwood Rotary Regarding Marijuana Legalization


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