NORML Conference 2002

A Celebration of Personal Freedom
San Francisco, CA
April 18-20, 2002

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The 2002 NORML Conference, entitled "4/20 - A Celebration of Personal Freedom," was held in San Francisco, CA at the Crowne Plaza Union Square Hotel on April 18-20, 2002. Featured speakers for the conference included San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan; California State Senator John Vasconcellos; legendary criminal defense attorney Tony Serra; NORML Foundation Chair John P. Morgan, M.D.; Cato Institute Executive Vice-President David Boaz; and Lindesmith Center-Drug Policy Foundation Director Ethan Nadelmann.

There is nothing wrong with the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and it should be of no interest or concern to the government. Said another way, the responsible use of marijuana is NORML. That premise underlies the 2002 NORML Conference.

Once again the conference was scheduled to coincide with "4/20," that date that has become associated in the popular culture as a special day for marijuana smokers -- sort of what "It's Miller time" has become to beer drinkers.