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Twin City Talks - Pot or Not: Is It Time For Marijuana Laws To Change in N.C.?

Sep 17, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Footnote Special Events Space @ Foothills Brewing, Winston Salem, NC
Event Summary


Pot Or Not: Is It Time For Marijuana Laws To Change in N.C.?

Join our panel for a conversation about this controversial topic.

Event Details

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Networking

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Discussion with Q&A to follow.

This event is free and open to the public. However an RSVP is required. Contact for more information.


The Panel


N.C. Rep. Derwin Montgomery, D-72nd - Rep. Montgomery was elected to the Winston-Salem City Council in 2009, becoming the youngest person ever elected to the council. In 2018, he was appointed to his seat in the N.C. General Assembly. He is the co-sponsor of a bill that would make it legal to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana.


Capt. Henry Gray of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office - Capt. Henry Gray of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has 30 years of experience as a law-enforcement officer. He is currently the captain over the special investigation operations division, leading the office's narcotics team. He started his law-enforcement career at the sheriff's office in 1989, leaving in 2009 to join the Winston-Salem Police Department. He returned to the sheriff's office in December 2018.


Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O'Neill - District Attorney O'Neill was appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue in November 2009 and has won re-election three times. Before that, he served as an assistant district attorney.  He has announced plans to run for N.C. Attorney General in 2020.


Chris Eastwood - Chris Eastwood is the Triad representative of NC NORML, a non-profit advocacy group that seeks to reform marijuana laws.

Abner Brown - Abner Brown is the executive director of North Carolina’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. NORML seeks to bring about comprehensive cannabis reform. Brown believes the reform is needed to protect human rights. He says cannabis played a role in helping him overcome an opioid addition while in his teens, and he wants to help others who could benefit from access to cannabis.


Moderator - Journal reporter Michael Hewlett, who covers local courts.


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When and Where
Footnote Special Events Space @ Foothills Brewing
634 West 4th Street, Ste 120
Ste 120
Winston Salem, NC 27101

Sep 17, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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