Rick Steves, marijuana advocate, tours Oregon

Rick Steves – a University of Washington graduate, travel expert and marijuana advocate – will tour Oregon over the next week with a lecture series in support of that state’s measure 91, which would set up a recreational market in Oregon.

(Rick Steves)
(Rick Steves)

Steves, a writer and TV personality who grew up in Washington, also helped get Initiative 502 off the ground here. He was also involved in the documentary film Evergreen, which chronicles the legalization effort in the state.

One of the points of his Oregon tour will be “to explain to the confused and frightened that ending this crazy prohibition of our age is good citizenship,” he said in a blog post for NORML.

His lectures are free and open to the public.

Here’s the schedule:

Oct. 7, Portland: First Congregational Church, 1126 S.W. Park Ave., 7 p.m.
Oct. 8, Beaverton: Ava Roasteria, 4770 S.W. Hall Blvd., noon to 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 8, Salem: The Grand Theater, 191 High Street N.E., 7-8 p.m.
Oct. 9, Corvallis: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 N.W. Circle Blvd., noon to 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 9, Eugene: McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette St., 7-8:30 p.m.
Oct. 10, Medford: Medford Branch of Jackson County Library, 205 South Central Ave., noon to 1 p.m.
Oct. 10, Ashland: Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 4th St. 7-8 p.m.
Oct. 11, Bend: Central Oregon Association of Realtors, 2112 N.E. 4th St., 5-6 p.m.
Oct. 12, The Dalles: The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., noon to 1 p.m.
Oct. 12, Gresham: Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Start St., 4-5 p.m.

Visit the Vote Yes on 91 Website for more information.