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2011: Coming of Age

Conference 2011 - Coming of Age
Jared Polis
Keynote Speaker
Jared Polis

Montel Williams
Montel Williams
Television Host

Lester Grinspoon, M.D.
Lester Grinspoon,
M.D.

The National NORML Conference featured TV personality and medical cannabis patient Montel Williams (hosting a Denver mayoral debate sponsored by NORML) and a musical performance from reggae music legend Ziggy Marley.

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) held its 40th annual national conference April 21 through April 23 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, Colorado – one of America's most 'pot-friendly' cities.


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A video library of panel discussions and plenary speeches at this year's conference, which celebrates the 40-year-anniversary of NORML's founding, are available online.

  • Pot-n-Politics: 2011-2012 Marijuana Initiatives;
  • Cannabis Commerce: Coming of Age;
  • NORML Women's Alliance: Closing The Cannabis Gender Gap;
  • Medical Marijuana: More Than Just THC;
  • Medibles: Cannabis & Cooking;
  • NORML at 40-Years-Old;
  • Marijuana and Safety: Real Myths, Real Concerns;
  • The Feds, Marijuana, and You;
  • Marijuana Nation: The Statistics of Cannabis and its Consumers

This year's keynote speaker was United States Congressman Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado's second congressional district. In an interview conducted with CBS News, Congressman Polis called for an end to federal interference in marijuana policy and acknowledged that the passage of statewide medical cannabis legislation has "created thousands of jobs" and "several millions of dollars of tax revenue."

On Day 1 of the Conference, NORML hosted a debate among Denver's leading mayoral candidates. Former television talk-show host and medical cannabis advocate Montel Williams moderated the debate.

Social events at this year's conference featured performances by legendary recording artist Ziggy Marley, comedian Ngaio Bealum, and Nashville singer/songwriter Greta Gaines.

NORML invites the public to join hundreds of likeminded marijuana law reformers at the nation's only annual conference dedicated to ending cannabis prohibition.

Rocky Mountain Rasta Transportation

Conference Sponsor, Rocky Mountain Rasta Transportation, provided discounted transportation from the airport to the Grand Hyatt, and other locations around town for all Conference attendees.

Disclaimer: NORML is not associated with Rocky Mountain Rasta Transportation, and will not be held in any way liable for damage or loss that may occur while using this service.


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