The memoir is titled “Marijuana Nation: One Man’s Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization.” Roger Roffman wrote the book and lived the life.
Roffman will talk about his experiences at the North Mason Timberland Library Thursday, November 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. He will explore what the changing marijuana laws mean for the country, and will encourage audience members to participation in the conversation.
For Roffman, a retired university professor, there’s nothing academic about his memoir. It was personal when he struggled with compulsive pot use. It was personal when he lost his younger brother to a drug overdose. It is personal, today, when he challenges the contention that marijuana is harmless.
Roffman is a Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Washington and the founding director of the School’s Innovative Programs Research Group. In the 1970s, he was a marijuana policy activist focusing on decriminalization. He helped write a Washington State bill that established a statewide medical marijuana research program and, in 2012, co-sponsored Washington’s Initiative 502 to approve marijuana regulation and taxation.
All Timberland Regional Library programs are free and open to the public.
The North Mason Timberland Library is located at 23081 NE State Rt. 3. For information, contact the library at 360-275-3232.