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Thursday, January 31, 2013

NORML Conference—Cannabis in California: Ending the 100-Year War

NORML conference poster artCannabis in California: Ending the 100-Year War

California NORML's (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) conference marking the 100th anniversary of marijuana prohibition in California. This two-day event, held January 26 & 27 at Ft. Mason Conference Center in San Francisco, explored the history, causes and costs of the war on cannabis, and strategies for ending it.

Thanks to KMUD volunteers we are able to present audio recordings from most of the sessions from the conference below. Big thanks to Sue Moloney for the initiative! Want to see pictures? Here's a link to photos from the conference, posted on the CAnorml website.
These recordings are presented "as is", some variations in audio levels are included at no extra charge. 

Agenda

Saturday, January 26, 2013

THE 100 YEAR WAR ON CANNABIS IN CALIFORNIA
(9:15-9:45)

Ellen Komp, CalNORML- Cannabis before prohibition
Author Mike Gray - The US goes Drug Crazy
Dale Gieringer, CalNORML - Prohibition in California

PIONEERS OF CANNABIS LAW REFORM
(10:00-11:00)
Michael Aldrich, Amorphia
Michelle Aldrich, CMI
Gordon Brownell, original CalNORML director
Debby Goldsberry, Cannabis Action Network co-founder
Dennis Peron, Prop. 215 author

WHAT'S NEXT FOR MARIJUANA REFORM?
(11:00-12:00)
Stephen Gutwillig, Drug Policy Alliance
Rob Kampia, MPP
Paul Armentano, NORML

LUNCH BREAK 12:00-1:00

PROP 215: STATE OBSTACLES (1:15-2:15)
Senator Mark Leno - Legislative solutions
Michael Levinsohn - Child Protective Services issues
Omar Figueroa - Criminal defense strategies
James Anthony - Cultivation rights and local ordinances

RESPONSES TO FEDERAL INTERFERENCE (2:30-3:30)
Moderator: Bill Panzer, California NORML
Supervisor John McCowen -
Federal Sabotage of Mendocino's Ordinance
Henry Wykowski - Taxation and federal law
Betty Aldworth, NCIA - Lobbying strategies from the states
Joe Elford, ASA - Rescheduling lawsuit and federal focus
Khurshid Khoja, Emerald Growers Association - Challenges to regulation of cultivation

THE STATE OF THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY (3:30-4:30)
Moderator: Liana Held, Liana Limited
James Slatic, MedWest - The investor perspective
Troy Dayton, The ArcViewGroup - Funding cannabusinesses
Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center -
Standing our ground
David Lampach, Steep Hill Lab - Setting industry standards

Sunday, January 27, 2013

DAY TWO OF CONFERENCE
Ft. Mason Conference Center, San Francisco

DOORS OPEN 9:00

LESSONS FROM WASHINGTON, COLORADO, & PROP 19 (9:30-10:30)
MODERATOR: Lauren Vazquez, Fired Up Lawyer
Alison Holcomb - Winning in Washington
Mason Tvert - Colorado's Success Story
Graham Boyd - Polling in CO & WA
and what it means for the future
Richard Lee - Language lessons from Prop 19
Tamar Todd, DPA - Likely federal responses to WA and CO

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION AND REGULATORY REFORM (10:30-11:30)
Rep. Tom Ammiano - Medical marijuana legislation in 2013
Dan Rush, UFCW - Lobbying & legislation
Larry Bedard - The CMA and legalization
Don Duncan, ASA - 2013 opportunities
Kristin Nedeval, Emerald Growers Association -
Regulation of distribution; opportunities after legalization

LUNCH BREAK 12-1

THE NEXT CALIFORNIA INITIATIVE (1:15-2:30)
Beau Kilmer, RAND Corporation
Dale Sky Jones, Oaksterdam University; CCPR - Coalition
for Cannabis Policy Reform
Joe Rogoway - Drafting Issues; A Legal Perspective
Amanda Reiman, DPA - Key components; managing the federal response to WA and CO
John Gilmore - A funder's perspective

GROWING OUR MOVEMENT (2:30-3:30)
Marsha Rosenbaum, DPA - Meetings parents' concerns
Deborah Small, Breaking the Chains - Cannabis
legalization as a path to racial justice
Ann Lee, RAMP - Helping
conservatives to embrace legalization
Kyndra Miller - Women's role in future elections
Nate Bradley, LEAP - Winning over law enforcement
Stacia Cosner, SSDP - Bridging the gap between
movement leadership and grassroots activists

ACTIVIST STRATEGIES FOR REFORM (3:30-4:30)
Lanny Swerdlow - Starting Brownie Mary Democratic Clubs
Robert Jacob - Running for local office
Kandice Hawes - forming NORML and NWA chapters
Mikki Norris & Chris Conrad - Tell Michelle campaign, Legalizing Industrial Hemp, Pot POWs
Ed Rosenthal - Green Aid, The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund

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