Schedule of Neill Franklin Appearances

Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), will be in Hawaii next week.

Franklin is a retired police major and a 33-year police veteran who led multi-jurisdictional anti-narcotics task forces for the Maryland State Police. After seeing several of his law enforcement friends killed in the line of fire while enforcing drug policies, Neill knew that he needed to work to change these laws that cause so much harm but do nothing to reduce drug use. Read his bio here.

There are several opportunities to hear him speak!

Here is a list of the events:

Tuesday, January 31, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 pm
“Legalize It?”- Debate on the Legalization of Drugs
UH Manoa Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2
More information

Wednesday, February 1, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
“Cops from the Frontlines Say: End the War on Drugs”
YWCA Laniakea, 1040 Richards Street
More information

Friday, February 3, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
“Narcotics Cop says: Enough! Legalize Drugs and Stop the Violence”
East Hawaii Cultural Council
141 Kalakaua Street
More information

UH Manoa, Crawford Hall Room 105
Monday, January 30, 10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
(Prof. Katherine Irwin’s classes)

Chaminade University, Henry Hall 121
Wednesday, February 1, 12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m.
Open to all Chaminade Students

Hawaii Pacific University, Downtown Campus
Wednesday, February 1, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Open to HPU Students

UH-Hilo, Campus Center Plaza
Friday, February 3, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Open to UH Hilo Students

Tuesday, January 31, 8:00 a.m.
Justice Radio on the Internet
Listen at this link

Thursday, February 2, 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
KKCR, 91.9 FM, Kauai Community Radio
“Out of the Box,” hosted by Jimmy Trujillo

Matt Rifkin, born and raised in New York City, and 20-year resident of Tokyo, Japan moved to the Big Island in 2003 to escape the concrete jungles and neon lights. Became interested in cannabis reform when seeing the vast difference between US and Canadian media coverage of the murder of four RCMPs in 2005. Became personally interested in solving the inter-island transportation issue after being threatened with arrest at Kona airport on Christmas Day 2007. Although living in Puna, Matt lives “on the grid” and while not vegan or vegetarian tries to eat non-GMO papaya and organic fruits as often as possible.

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