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Executive director and co-founder, SAFER
Mason Tvert is executive director and co-founder of SAFER (Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation) and the SAFER Voter Education Fund, a national marijuana policy reform organization based in Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Tvert appears frequently in national, local and college media to discuss the relative safety of marijuana compared to alcohol and the irrational nature of laws and policies that steer people toward drinking and away from making the safer choice. He has been featured on Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Air America Radio, NPR and BBC Radio, as well as in the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Rolling Stone, among many others. He has contributed columns to various publications, including the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, High Times and Cannabis Culture, and he is co-author of the forthcoming book, Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?, to be released by Chelsea Green Publishing in July 2009.
Mr. Tvert currently resides in Denver where he serves as a member of the city's Marijuana Policy Review Panel appointed by Mayor John Hickenlooper. He is president of the alumni board for the Colorado Center for Progressive Leadership, where he completed the Colorado Political Leaders Fellowship.