One of the top advocates for medical marijuana laws will be speaking in Lawrence today.
Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, will speak at 4 p.m. today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., as part of an event sponsored by the Lawrence-based Kansas Drug Policy Forum.
With about 20,000 members, Kampia's organization lobbies to reform marijuana laws and specifically supports the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Kampia will speak about efforts of other states to pass medical marijuana laws. Earlier this month, Rhode Island became the 11th state to enact a medical marijuana law.