BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — The LSU group Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) will host a free music concert to raise awareness about the social impact of “the war on drugs” and show support for the medical marijuana and marijuana reform bills that are up for vote in the Louisiana Legislature this session.
The concert will be held on the LSU parade grounds, Thursday, April 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The concert lineup will include performances by Moon Sugar, Funkin’ Fierce, Rhode, and The SSDP Funk Squad.
“Marijuana and simple possession arrests are harming my state,” SSDP Founder Chris Ambrogio said. “Every day that police waste resources arresting people for simple possession, taxpayers are moved further away from more effective use of the revenues like school maintenance and construction.”
SSDP President Kirk Magnuson added: “It’s sad to see Louisiana missing out on revenue for our schools, when our schools are already struggling.”
Students for Sensible Drug Policy is a student organization dedicated to helping America progress toward more reasonable drug policy in the wake of America’s failed war on drugs.