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Conference Agenda

Wednesday, April 20

5:00-
8:00pm

NORML Conference '4/20' Happy Hour and Pre-Registration


Thursday, April 21

Moderator: Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, NORML & NORML Foundation
8:00-
10:00am

Conference Registration Desk

9:00-
9:45am

Marijuana Nation: The Science and Statistics on Cannabis and its Consumers

NORML Outreach Coordinator Russ Belville
9:45-
10:30am

NORML at Forty Years Old

NORML founder Keith Stroup, Esq.
10:30-
10:45am
Break
10:45-
12:30pm

Pot-n-Politics: 2011-2012 Marijuana Initiatives

Moderator: Ethan Nadelmann, Ph.D, Director of Drug Policy Alliance
  • Graham Boyd, Esq., Stanford Law School
  • Douglas Hiatt, Esq., Sensible Washington
  • Brian Vicente, Esq., CO Alliance For Marijuana Reform
  • Mauricio Garzon, Executive Director: Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform
  • Dale Jones, Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform and Oaksterdam University
12:30-
2:00pm

Denver Mayoral Debate

Presented by NORML, moderated by Montel Williams
2:00-
3:30pm

The Feds, Marijuana and You

Moderator: Keith Stroup, Esq, NORML Legal Counsel
  • Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
  • Prof. Robert Mikos, Vanderbilt University Law
  • Aaron Houston, Executive Director: SSDP
  • Henry Wykowski, Esq., San Francisco, CA
  • Don Duncan, California Director: Americans for safe Access
3:30-
3:50pm

Break

3:50-
5:30pm

Cannabis Commerce: Coming of Age

Moderator: Richard Cowan
  • Justin Hartfield, WeedMaps
  • Dan Hartman, Director, Colorado State Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division
  • Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center
  • Michael Aberle, National Director MMD Insurance
  • Debby Goldsberry, Director, United Cannabis Collective
  • Dan Rush, Statewide Special Operations and Cannabis Division Director, UFCW Local 5
7:00-
10:00pm

High Times and NORML Activist Awards and Art Auction

Featuring a special acoustic set performed by Ziggy Marley
Performance by Cannabis Comedian Ngaio Bealum
Emceed by NORML director Allen St. Pierre and High Times' Rick Cusick

 


Friday, April 22

Moderator: Madeline Martinez, Executive Director, Oregon NORML
8:00-
9:00am

Conference Registration Desk

9:00-
10:00am

Law Enforcement, Prohibition and State-Sanctioned Violence

Introduction from Neill Franklin, LEAP
10:00-
11:30am

Medical Marijuana: It's Not Just THC

Moderator: Dale Gieringer, CA NORML
  • Jahan Marcu, Graduate Student
  • Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center
  • Martin Lee, Project CBD
  • Samantha Miller, Pure Analytics
11:30-
11:45am

Break

11:45-
1:00pm

NORML Women's Alliance: Closing The Cannabis Gender Gap

Moderator: Sabrina Fendrick, NWA Coordinator
  • Diane Fornbacher, Freedom is Green
  • Georgia Edson, Herbal Connections and Mile High NORML
  • Kyndra Miller, Esq., Cannabusiness Law, Inc
  • Stacia Cosner, SSDP
1:00-
2:00pm

Lunch (On Your Own) or

NORML Women's Alliance Luncheon
2:00-
3:30pm

Marijuana, Seniors, and Aging

Moderator: Paul Kuhn, NORML Board of Directors
  • Valerie Corral, WAMM
  • Lester Grinspoon, M.D.
  • Clint Werner, Author, Marijuana, Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ben Masel, Wisconsin NORML activist and medical patient
3:30-
4:15pm

Marijuana and The Media: Friend or Foe?

Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director
4:15-
4:30pm

Break

4:30-
6:00pm

Blogging and Social Networking: The Cure For Decades Of Reefer Madness

Moderator: Steve Bloom, Celebstoner.com
  • Jane Hamsher, FireDogLake
  • Russ Belville, NORML
  • Jerri Merritt, Esq., TalkLeft.com
  • Chris Goldstein, Freedom is Green
  • Michael Roberts, Westworld
9:00-
Midnight

The Supervillains at the Bluebird Theater


Saturday, April 23

Moderator: George Rohrbacher, medical patient, NORML Board of Directors
8:00-
10:00am

NORML Chapter Breakfast (invitation only)

Moderator: Russ Belville, NORML Outreach Coordinator
9:00-
10:00am

NORML Conference Registration and Products Desk

10:00-
Noon
Breakout Sessions

1. High Times Cultivation
Moderator: Danny Danko, High Times Magazine

2. Colorado's Cannabis Commerce Laws
Moderator: Warren Edson, Esq.

  • Jill Lamoureux, BCC the MMED advisory board and the CDPHE advisory board
  • Dan Hartman, Director, Colorado State Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division

3. NORML Legal Committee: How Not To Get Busted
Moderator: Dan Viets, NORML board of directors and MO NORML

  • Stephen Dillon, Esq., Chair - NORML Board of Directors
  • Norm Kent, Esq., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Leonard Frieling, Esq., Boulder, CO
  • Jeri Shepherd, Esq., Greeley, CO
  • Lauren Maytin, Esq., Aspen, CO

4. Medibles: Cannabis & Cooking

  • Scott Durrah
  • The Candy Girls
  • Jessica of Twirling Hippy Confections
Noon-
1:30pm

Marijuana: Physicians and Researchers Perspectives and Experiences

Moderator: Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
  • Alan Shackelford, M.D., Amarimed
  • David Bearman, M.D., American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine; Sutter County Health Department
  • Amanda Reiman, Ph.D, UC Berkeley; Berkeley Patients Group
  • Robert Winnicki, Full Spectrum Labs
  • Larry Bedard, M.D., American College of Emergency Physicians
1:30-
3:00pm

Keynote Luncheon

Introduction: Keith Stroup, NORML Founder
U.S. Congressman Jared Polis
3:00-
4:30pm

Marijuana and Safety: Real Myths, Real Concerns

Moderator: Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D
  • Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
  • Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, CA NORML
  • Amanda Reiman, Ph.D, UC Berkeley and Berkeley Patients Group
4:30-
4:45pm

Break

4:45-
6:00pm

Lester Grinspoon, M.D.

Noted cannabis researcher and author, Harvard Medical School (Emeritus)
Questions and Answers with a Marijuana Maverick
8:00pm

NORML Annual Fundraiser, hosted by Mile High NORML of Colorado

Nashville singer/songwriter Greta Gaines
Music, food, kegs of hemp ale, video games, pinball machines, glass blowers and other 'fun'!
Transportation for the fundraiser provided by Rasta Bus

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