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Agenda

October 12-14, 2007
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Get tHe PDF version of this fileUniversal City, California

Thursday, October 11
5:00-
7:00pm
Pre-registration & NORML Happy Hour
10:00pmTHC Comedy Show for NORML - Hollywood Improv ($13/person) Tickets: online or 323-651-2583 - 8162 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles

Friday, October 12
Day Chair:
Keith Stroup, Esq.
8:00-
9:30am
Registration/Coffee
9:30-
9:40am
Welcome - Steve Dillon, Esq., Chair, NORML Board of Directors
9:40-
10:00am
Cannabis Convocation - Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, NORML
10:00-
11:00am
Rick Steves - Best-selling Travel Author/NORML Advisory Board
Hard on Drugs or Smart on Drugs
11:00-
11:15am

Break

Noon-
1:30pm

Marijuana Law Reform 2007: State Legislative Reforms and Future Efforts
Panel Chair: Paul Armentano, Senior Policy Analyst, NORML/NORML Foundation
• Mikki Norris (CA reform efforts)
• Joshua Schimburg (TX reform efforts)
• Alison Holcomb, Esq., (WA medical cannabis reform efforts)
• Keith Stroup, Esq. (Federal decriminalization legislation)
• Jesse Stout (RI medical cannabis reform efforts)
• Ray Warren (VT medical cannabis reform efforts)
• Ethan Nadelmann, Ph.D (NM medical cannabis reform efforts)

1:30-
2:30pm
Lunch (on your own)
2:30-
4:15pm
The Straight Dope: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers
Panel Chair:
Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D (Is Today’s Cannabis More Potent Than Ever Before?)
• Mitch Earleywine, MD, (Does Marijuana Use Trigger Mental Health Issues?)
• Harry Levine, Ph.D (There Really Are Racial Disparity In Pot Law Enforcement: New York City Case Analysis)
• John P. Morgan, MD (Natural Cannabis or Pharmaceuticals: Which Way For Medical Cannabis?)
4:15-
4:30pm
Break
4:00-
6:00pm
Breakout Sessions
1.High Times’ Grow Your Own Medicine Seminar
• Nico (Writer, High Times)
• Michael Corral (Chief Cultivator/WAMM)
2.Cannabis Consumer Safety
Panel Chair:
Mikki Norris, Director, Cannabis Consumers Campaign (Responsible Use and Safety Tips)
• Paul Armentano (Cannabis, Driving, and Zero Tolerance)
• Chris Conrad (Safety Tips For Patients and Growers)
• Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D (Pot and Parenting)
• Dale Gieringer, Ph.D (Question for Today’s Cannabis Consumers: Smoke or Vaporize?)
• Jeffrey Steinborn, Esq. (Avoid Becoming Another Crime Statistic During Pot Prohibition)
3.Activists’ ToolBox: Combining Traditional and Innovative Strategies
Panel Chair:
Ron Fisher
• Russell Belville (Be Loud, Be Proud! Embracing Pot Pride)
• Chris Goldstein (Information Transmission Tranformation: From Print to Digital)
• Brian and Laura Judy (Activism Through Online Interactivity)
• Kris Krane (TBA)
• Doug McVay (TBA)
• Joshua Schimburg (Music and marijuana activism: The Austin Model)
7:00-
10:00pm
NORML/Apothecary Travel 2007Activist Awards and Silent Art Auction, featuring reggae artist Elijah Emanuel

Saturday, October 13
Day Chair: Allen St. Pierre
8:00-
10:00am
ARO Breakfast (Invite only)
9:00-
10:00am
Registration/Coffee
10:00-
11:00am
Matthew Robinson, Ph.D, Appalachian State University, NC
Lies, Damn Lies and Drug War Statistics: A Critical Analysis of Claims Made By ONDCP
11:00am-
Noon
The People’s Power: Initiatives in 2007/2008
Panel Chair: Keith Stroup, Esq. Legal Counsel NORML
• Jack Herer (CA)
• Rob Kampia (MA,ME, MI, AZ)
• Madeline Martinez (OR)
• John Sajo (OR)
• Brian Vicente, Esq. (CO)
Noon-
1:20pm
‘Will You Still Arrest Me When I’m 64’
Panel Chair: Richard Cowan, MarijuanaNews.com
• Ruth Bergner
• Klara Bergner
• David Ford
• Keith Stroup, Esq.
• Richard Wolfe
1:30-
3:00pm
Luncheon Speaker
3:00-
4:30pm

Models: A Discussion of Medicinal Cannabis Distribution in America After Prop. 215
Panel Chair:
Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, CANORML/NORML Board of Directors
• James Anthony, Esq. (CA)
• Lee Berger, Esq. (OR)
• Valerie Corral (CA)
• Don Duncan (CA)
• Jeff Jones (CA)
• Madeline Martinez (OR),
• Martin Martinez (WA)
• Steph Sherer (CA)
• Timothy Sherwood (CA)

4:30–
5:45pm

Cannabis Conundrum: Why is California America’s Only Pot-Tolerant State?
Panel Chair:
Bruce Margolin, Esq., Los Angeles NORML
• Debby Goldsberry (CAN)
• Mike Gray (CSDP)
• Jack Herer (H.E.M.P.)
• David Nott (Reason Foundation)
• Ed Rosenthal (Green-Aid)
• Bill Panzer, Esq. (NORML Legal Committee)

5:45-
6:00pm
Closing Speaker: Dominic Holden, NORML Board of Directors
Onward and Upwards
8:00pm
1:00am

High Times Magazine’s 2007 Stony Awards (a benefit for the NORML Foundation), hosted by Tommy Chong
Knitting Factory/Hollywood, $75/person, tickets available: online or 323-463-0204 (x122)
7021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

Sunday, October 14
NORML Legal Committee Medical Marijuana Seminar: Soup to Nuts
10:00-
10:10am
Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, NORML
Introduction
10:10-
10:30am

Bill Panzer, Oakland, CA
Distribution Models
A. caregiver/patient
B. coops/collectives

10:30-
10:45am
Matt Kumin, San Francisco, CA
Incorporating
10:45-
10:55am
Bill Panzer
Overview-working with local government
10:55-
11:10am
Dennis Roberts, Oakland, CA
Working with the locals - concerns
11:10-
11:25am

Rob Raich, Oakland, CA
Approaching local government

11:25–
11:40am

James Anthony, Oakland, CA
Zoning concerns

11:40-
Noon
Zenia Gilg, San Francisco, CA
Law Enforcement responses around the State
Noon-
12:15pm

Bruce Margolin, Los Angeles
Responses in the L.A. area counties

12:15-
12:30pm

Lee Berger, Portland, OR
Perspectives from another state

12:30-
1:45pm

Lunch

1:45-
2:05pm

David Nick, San Francisco, CA
How a dispenary obtains medicine
• cultivation
• members
• black market

2:05-
2:25pm

Matt Kumin
Follow the money
• profit?
• salaries
• taxes

2:25-
2:45pm

Frank Lucido, MD, Oakland, CA
Dispensaries from the doctor's viewpoint

2:45-
3:05pm

Bill Panzer
Federal considerations
• mandatory minimums
• guidelines
• staying off the radar

3:05-
3:25pm

David Michael or Brenda Grantland or Bill Panzer
Civil Forfeiture
• state
• federal
• landlord letters

3:25-
4:00pm

Q&A with the lawyers and doctors






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