Mason Tvert touts marijuana-is-better-than-alcohol rallies at eighty-plus colleges nationwide

For indefatigable marijuana booster Mason Tvert, founder of the advocacy organization Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), April 1 is a very big day. Rallies are scheduled to take place at more than eighty colleges and universities across the country (see the complete list below) arguing that students who use marijuana are far safer than those who opt for alcohol.

Meanwhile, at 1 p.m. today, Tvert will join a group at the Auraria campus targeting Stephen Jordan, president of Metropolitan State College. Jordan is a supporter of the Amethyst Initiative, which argues that lowering the legal drinking age to eighteen would help reduce the culture of binge drinking on campuses.

"We feel that if he's comfortable opening up the discussion about lowering the drinking age, there's no logical reason why he shouldn't have a discussion about using marijuana more freely," Tvert says.

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