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Sponsor Cancels Government-Funded Anti-Drug Summit

The private sponsor of a government-funded anti-drug summit in Madras has cancelled the event after WW first reported it had been set timed to coincide with the fight over Measure 91, the marijuana legalization measure.

BestCare Treatment Services said late Thursday it was withdrawing from the summit, which was scheduled to include anti-drug activist Kevin Sabet. WW's story raised questions about the timing of a tour that would include Sabet within weeks of voters receiving their ballots for the general election.

Here's the statement from Rick Treleaven, executive director of Redmond-based BestCare:

UPDATE, 11:30 am Friday, Aug. 22:
raise $15,000 to keep the summit going.