Tonight at 7:00 pm at Town Hall, the Cannabis Defense Coalition is hosting a lively debate on Initiative 502, the marijuana legalization measure that, if approved by voters this November, would license, tax, and regulate marijuana sales in Washington while allowing to keep up to an ounce of weed in their possession.

Alison Holcomb will be arguing the pro-tax-and-regulate perspective on behalf of New Approach Washington. Taking the con side will be John Toker, a spokesman for Sensible Washington, which would rather see marijuana legalized outright in lieu of being taxed and regulated.

I know: Friday night debates are terrible. What's worse, the Seattle Channel is not live streaming the event, so you can't watch it in a bar or in the comfort of your hot-boxed car. But if you're confused about the impacts and implications of I-502, or if you're on the fence about how to vote, or if you simply have nothing better to do, show up. They'd love to have you.

The debate will be moderated by Seattle City Council member Nick Licata.