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Agenda

Tommy Chong, Keynote Speaker, Friday 1:00

April 20-22, 2006
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco

 

 

Wednesday, April 19
6:00-
8:00pm
Pre-registration & NORML Happy Hour (light snacks and cash bar)

Thursday, April 20
Day Moderator:
Allen St. Pierre
Executive Director, NORML
8:00-
9:00am
Registration, Products and Comedy Ticket Sales
9:00-
9:10am
Welcoming Remarks - Steve Dillon, Esq., Chair, NORML Board of Directors
9:10-
9:20am
Director’s Remarks - Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, Member, Board of Directors NORML/NORML Foundation, Washington, DC
9:20-
9:30am
Ross Mirkarimi - Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
9:30-
11:45am

Grassroots to Grasstops: Activists Effectively Working Together At All Levels
• Nick Licata - President, Seattle City Council
• Roger Goodman - Director, Drug Policy Project of the King County Bar Association
• Vivian McPeak - Seattle Hempfest, WA NORML
• Alison Holcomb, Esq. - Defense Attorney, Sensible Seattle
• Allen Hopper, Esq. - ACLU Drug Litigation Reform Project
• Martin Martinez - Director, Lifevine, WA
Moderator: Dominic Holden, Board of Directors, NORML

11:45am-
Noon
Morning Break
Noon-
1:30pm
Reefer, Rhetoric and Retorts: Winning Ways To Frame The Marijuana Debate
• Ed Rosenthal - Author, Publisher, Oakland, CA
• Chris Conrad - Author, Activist, Cultivation Expert
• Doug McVay - Drug Facts, Common Sense for Drug Policy
• Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D - Drug Policy Alliance (West)
Moderator: David Nott - President, Reason Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
1:30-
2:30pm
Lunch Break (lunch on your own)
2:30-
4:00pm
Different Strokes for Different Folks: A Look Ahead At This Fall's Pot Initiatives
• Richard Lee - Oakland Civil Liberties Association
• Mikki Norris - OCLA/Measure Z
• Steve Fox - Director, SAFER
• Mark Barrad - Maui Co. Citizens For Democ. In Action
• Bruce Mirken - Director of Communication, MPP
Moderator: Keith Stroup, Esq. - NORML Founder, Of Counsel
4:00-
6:00pm
Breakout Sessions
1.High Tech Communications for Effective Advocacy
• Steve Young - Drug Sense/MAPinc
• Dmitry Shapiro - CEO, VEOH.com
Moderator:
Chris Goldstein - NORML Podcast, Active Radio
2.Cultivation and Hash Making: Toward Patients' Self-Sufficiency
• Ed Rosenthal - Author, Publisher, Cultivation Expert, Oakland
• Mike Corral - WAMM Master Cultivator, Activist, Santa Cruz
Moderator:
Chris Conrad, Author, Activist, Cultivation Expert
3.NORML Activism 101: New and Aspiring Activists
• Tim Beck - MI NORML
• Madeline Martinez - Oregon NORML
• Lauren Vasquez - NORML UCSB
• Norma Sapp - OK NORML
• Gary Storck - WI NORML
• Kris Krane - Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Moderator: Karen Malovrh, National Outreach Director, NORML
7:00-
10:00pm
NORML/High Times Annual Art Auction and Activism Awards
• Musical entertainment: Warner Brothers artist Jon Nicholson
High Times' Freedom Fighters of the Year
• 15 minute video of Peter McWilliams Award recipient Jane Weirick (posthumous) (viewed in side room)

Friday, April 21
Day Moderator: Dominic Holden
Member, Board of Directors
8:00-
9:00am
Registration, Products and Comedy Ticket Sales
9:00-
9:45am
Ethan Nadelmann - Ph.D, Director, Drug Policy Alliance, NY
9:45-
11:30am
Cannabis Dispensaries and Their Carrying Capacities
• Amanda Penick - University of California/Berkeley
• Richard Lee - Oakland Civil Liberties Association
• Martin Martinez - Director, Lifevine, WA
• Joen Madonna - University of California/Berkeley
• Don Duncan - Americans For Safe Access
Moderator:
Jeff Jones - Executive Director, Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative
11:30-
11:45am
Morning Break
11:45am-
1:00pm
Reality Check: Challenges Facing Doctors and Patients
• David Bearman, MD
• Tod Mikuriya, MD
• Mollie Fry, MD
• William Panzer, Esq. - NORML Legal Committee
• Kris Hermes - American for Safe Access
Moderator:
Frank Lucido, M.D.
1:00-
3:00pm
Keynote Luncheon with the legendary Tommy Chong
• Viewing of documentary film ‘A/K/A Tommy Chong’ w/Josh Gilbert, Producer & Director (Blue Chief Productions)
3:00–
4:30pm
Marijuana and Health: Myths, Facts and Mysteries
• Robert Malemeade, Ph.D - Colorado State Univ.
• Sunil Aggarawal - Wash. Physicians for Social Responsibility
• Steven Karch, MD - Editor, Forensic Drug Abuse Advisor
Moderator: Paul Armentano - Senior Policy Analyst, NORML
4:30-
6:00pm
Breakout Sessions
1.NORML Chapters and Affiliates: Effective Grassroots Advocacy
• Karen Malovrh - Northeast
• Madeline Martinez - Northwest
• Lauren Vasquez - West
• Norma Sapp - Midwest
• Mason Tvert - SAFER/College Outreach
Moderator:
Kris Krane - Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy
2.Hemp Is Happening
• Jack Herer - Activist extraordinaire, Emperor Wear No Clothes
• Tom Ballanco, Esq.
Moderator:
Don Wirtshafter, Esq.
3.

Cannabis and Cognitive Liberty
• Omar Figueroa, Esq.
• Richard Glen Boire, Esq.
• Chris Conrad

Saturday, April 22
Day Moderator:
Debby Goldsberry
Berkeley Patient Resource Center
9:00-
10:00am
Registration, Comedy Ticket Sales and NORML Products
10:00-
11:45am
Race, War on Drugs and Effective Legal Advocacy
• Tony Serra, Esq. - Activist-Abagado, Pier 5 Law Firm, SF
• William Murphy, Esq. - NORML Legal Committee, MD
Moderator: Norman Stamper - Former Chief of Seattle Police, NORML Advisory Board Member, LEAP

11:45am-
1:00pm

American History, Marijuana and Marijuana Prohibition
• Michael Aldrich, Ph.D
• Jerry Mandel
• Michael Krawitz
Moderator:
Dale Gieringer, Ph.D - Director, CA NORML
1:00-
2:00pm
Brown Bag Lunch: DVD Potpourri
• ‘Smoke Screen’ by Jean Fleming
• Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) video
2:00-
3:30pm

Big Brother Is Watching: Drugged Driving, Drug Testing and Dog Searches
• James Woodford, Ph.D - Web of Technology, Memphis
• Steven Karch, MD - Editor, FDAA
• Jenny Kern - Drug Policy Alliance
Moderator: Paul Armentano - Senior Policy Analyst, NORML

3:30-
4:45pm
Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis
• Frank Lucido, MD
• David Bearman, MD
• Tom O’Connell, MD
Moderator: Philippe Lucas - Vancouver Island Compassion Society
4:45-
5:30pm
Pot Planet: An International Review of Marijuana, Laws And Culture
• Philippe Lucas - Canada
• Sebastian Seville - UK and Europe
Moderator:
Richard Cowan - Member, Board of Directors, NORML Foundation
5:30-
6:00pm
We’re Marijuana Smokers and Damn Proud Of It!
R. Keith Stroup, Esq., NORML Founder and Of Counsel
8:00-
10:00pm
NORML Night of Cannabis Comedy Fundraiser
Cobb’s Comedy Club, tickets available from NORML’s Registration Desk





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