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Agenda

Wednesday, October 3

5:00-8:00pm Orange County NORML Opening Reception Happy Hour and Pre-registration
  • Special acoustic set with Mike D from Zen Robbi
  • Cash Bar and Light Snacks
  • Vendor table and sponsorship set up

Thursday, October 4

  • Day Moderator: Steve Dillon, Esq., NORML Board of Directors
8:00 Coffee service
10:00 Opening remarks
  • Paul Kuhn, Chairman, NORML Board of Directors
10:15 Welcome
  • Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director
10:30 Tom Hayden
  • Former CA Assemblyman, Caravan for Peace
11:00 Seventy five Years of Cannabis Prohibition in America, October, 2 1937- October 2, 2012:
A Review of the Cannabis Prohibition Epoch in America
  • Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director (moderator)
  • Emily Dufton, Doctoral candidate, American University
  • Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D, SUNY/Albany
  • Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, Coordinator, CA NORML
  • Keith Stroup, Esq., NORML Founder and Legal Counsel
12:15 Break
12:30 Cannabis Legalization and Taxation: What Might It Look Like
  • Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director (moderator)
  • Larry Bedard, M.D., California Medical Association
  • Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, Coordinator, CA NORML
  • Angela Hawken, Ph.D, Pepperdine University
  • Patrick Oglesby, Esq., NewRevenue.org
1:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
  • A NORML Life Screening
2:30 Cannabis and the 'Demo' Gap: Who Does Not Support Cannabis Legalization and What Can We Do About It
  • Erik Altieri, Communications Coordinator, NORML (moderator)
  • Stephen Downing, Former LAPD Deputy Chief
  • Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D, NORML Advisory Board
  • Sabrina Fendrick, NORML Women's Alliance
  • Paul Kuhn, NORML Board of Directors
  • Ann Lee, GOP leader from TX and mother of Oaksterdam's Richard Lee
3:30 Cannabis and Senior Citizens in America
  • Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, NORML Board of Directors (moderator)
  • Val Corral, WAMM
  • Constance Gee, Ph.D, Author and academician
  • Paul Krassner, Author and satirist
  • Robert Platshorn introduced video
4:30 Break
4:45-6:00 Whatever Happened To Hemp?
  • Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director (moderator)
  • David Bronner, President, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
  • Chris Conrad, Author, Hemp: Lifeline to the Future
  • Rick Cusick, Associate Publisher, High Times
  • Patrick Goggin, Esq., Vote Hemp
  • Christopher Norby, CA State Assemblyman
6:30- 9:00pm

High Times and NORML Activists Awards and Not-So-Silent-Auction

  • Comedy by Robert Abrevaya

Friday, October 5

  • Day Moderator: Diane Fornbacher, NORML Women's Alliance
9:00 Coffee service
9:00 Meet the NORML Board of Directors
10:00 Dominic Holden
  • News Editor, Seattle Stranger; former member, NORML Board of Directors
10:30 Pot-n-Politics 2012: Review of Reform Initiatives Impacting Cannabis Consumers
  • Keith Stroup, NORML Founder and Legal Counsel (moderator)
  • Roy Kaufman, Campaign Manager, Measure 80
  • Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Rick Steves, Petitioner, Washington Initiative 502; best-selling travel author and TV host
  • Brian Vincente, Esq., Co-Chair, Colorado Amendment 64
11:30 Nor' Easter Storm: Has the Epicenter Of Cannabis Law Reform Moved East?
  • Erik Altieri, Communications Coordinator, NORML (moderator)
  • Morgan Fox, Communications Director, MPP
  • Julie Netherland, Ph.D, NY Deputy Director, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Erik Williams, Executive Director, CT NORML
  • Ken Wolski, R.N., NJ NORML
12:45 Break
1:00 Keynote Luncheon: Observations on the Final Days of Prohibition
  • Rick Steves, NORML Advisory Board; best-selling travel author and TV host; WA Initiative 502
  • Keith Stroup, Esq., NORML Founder and Legal Counsel
2:30 Broken Promises: Obama Administration and Federal Blowback Against Medical Cannabis Industry
  • Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director (moderator)
  • Don Duncan, California Director, Americans for Safe Access
  • Aaron Houston, Executive Director, SSDP
  • Dale Jones, Chancellor, Oaksterdam University
  • Matt Kumin, Esq., NORML Legal Committee, San Francisco, CA
  • F. Aaron Smith, Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association
  • Tamar Todd, Senior Staff Attorney, Drug Policy Alliance
3:45 Break
4:00-6:00 Breakout Sessions

I. High Times' InDepth: Cannabis Cultivation and Concentrate Production

II. Putting The 'Grass' Into Grassroots Activism
  • Erik Altieri, Communications Coordinator, NORML (moderator)
  • Sabrina Fendrick, NORML (moderator)
  • Stacia Cosner, Associate Director, SSDP
  • Kandice Hawes, Executive Director, OC NORML
  • Will Jenkins, Communications Director, DFW NORML
  • Shaun McAllister, Executive Director, DFW NORML
  • Ed McCann, Executive Director, VA NORML
  • Erik Williams, Executive Director, CT NORML
III. NLC Panel: 'How to Avoid Getting Busted and Stay out of Jail'
  • Norm Kent, Esq., NORML Legal Committee/Board of Directors (moderator)
  • Mara Felsen, Esq., San Diego, NORML Legal Committee
  • Alison Margolin, Esq., Los Angeles
  • William Panzer, Esq., Oakland, NORML Legal Committee/Board of Directors
  • Jeff Steinborn, Seattle, Esq., NORML Legal Committee/Board of Directors
  • Dan Viets, Esq., Columbia, MO, NORML Legal Committee/Board of Directors
IV. California Stakeholder meeting: CA NORML Leads Discussion on Important Reform Strategies For The Golden State
  • Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, Coordinator, CA NORML (moderator)
  • Lauren Vazquez, Attorney (co-moderator)
  • Don Duncan, California Director, Americans for Safe Access
  • Amanda Reiman, Ph.D, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Dan Rush, United Food & Commercial Workers
  • Cynara Kidwell Velazquez, Patient Care Association, San Diego
6:00 Free Time...Explore Los Angeles!

Saturday, October 6

  • Day Moderator: Steve Bloom, Celebstoner.com, Author
9:00 Coffee service
10:00 The Changing Face of the Medical Cannabis Community
  • Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director (moderator)
  • Martin Lee, Author, Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific
  • Frank Lucido, M.D., NORML Advisory Board
  • Amanda Reiman, Ph.D, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Anh Solis, Co-Founder, The Releaf Center
  • Clint Werner, Author, Marijuana: Gateway to Health
11:15 NORML Women's Alliance: Past is Prologue - Women's Role in Ending American Prohibition[s]
  • Sabrina Fendrick, NORML (moderator)
  • Alexis Wilson Briggs, Esq., San Francisco Coordinator
  • Kelly Coulter, Canada NORML Women's Alliance
  • Danica Nobel, Esq.
12:15 Lunch Break

I. NORML Women's Alliance Luncheon (tickets required)
  • Lunch Buffet and Celebration of Women in the Movement
  • Hosted by NORML Board Member Kyndra Miller
  • Awards presented by Diane Fornbacher (Pauline Sabin Award Winner 2012)
II. Lunch on your Own
1:30 America's Longest War and Q&A by filmmaker Paul Feine
  • Reason Foundation-sponsored screening of drug war documentary
3:00 Break
3:15-4:00 Will Medicalization Lead To Legalization, or Just Paraphernaliazation of Cannabis?
  • Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director
6:00 NORML 'Joint' Fundraiser to benefit CA NORML, OC NORML and NORML Women's Alliance in CA
  • The Hemp Museum (tickets required)
  • 1358 S. Flower, Los Angeles, CA 90015