Video: Alison Holcomb & Tobias Couglin-Bogue at Vela

December 1, 2016

alison holcomb,  cannabis policy,  i-502,  tobias coughlin-bogue

On November 15, 2016, we were fortunate enough to evesdrop on a conversation between Alison Holcomb and Tobias Coughlin-Bogue about the lessons learned from Initiative 502.  If you were not able to join us, that conversation was captured by Ryan Summers of Pretend Living Productions:

Event Recap:
Alison Holcomb, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Campaign for Smart Justice, was the principle author of Washington State's Initiative 502 - which legalized the cultivation, sale, and possession of cannabis for recreational use. On November 15th, Alison sat down with Seattle cannabis journalist Tobias Coughlin-Bogue for a live discussion about the successes and failures of Washington's legalization experiment, the relationship between cannabis policy and social justice, and what's in store for legalization efforts nationwide.  

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue is a freelance journalist out of Seattle whose work has appeared in publications such as The Stranger, Broadly (VICE), The Seattle Weekly and Crosscut. Tobias has covered everything from herring to homelessness; however, his primary focus is on cannabis, as he seeks to do the type of reporting that helps Washington build a well-regulated, socially conscious cannabis industry to which the rest of the nation can look.