Program on medical marijuana to be presented

The First Congregational United Church of Christ is hosting the presentation “Medical Marijuana: Beyond All or Nothing,” Monday.

Changing attitudes toward marijuana are a part of U.S. history, swinging back and forth between leniency and restriction, according to Kathy Getting, Power Up YOUth director and presenter. Policies have been driven by economics, popular beliefs and, sometimes, by sound reasoning. Getting’s research shows that marijuana policies have always been moved by some group’s desire to have greater or lesser access to it. The presentation explores current and past policies and the motivations of the advocates behind them.

The presentation is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, 1000 Willson Ave., Webster City. Refreshments will be served.