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Hear selected speeches and interviews from the NORML 2006 Conference. You can download the MP3 files or listen to NORML's Event PodCast.

 

Tommy Chong's Keynote Address
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Tommy Chong's pricelessly hilarious speech to the NORML 2006 conference in San Francisco. NOTE: Explicit content
Joen Madonna
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Graduate Student Joen Madonna studied the differences between the Dutch Coffee shops and Medical Marijuana Facilities in California. She presented her findings at the NORML 2006 Conference.
Amanda Penick
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Graduate Student Amanda Penick studied marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco for her PhD Thesis. She presented her findings about the role and efficacy of medical marijuana store front facilities at the 2006 Conference.
Vivian McPeak
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Vivian McPeak of Seattle HempFest speaking at the Grassroots to Grasstops Panel. Vivian organizes HempFest and has been a social justice activist for over 20 years.
Dr. Robert Melamede
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Dr. Robert Melamede is assistant professor at UCCS. Find out how the physics of life works and why cannabinoids play such a crucial role with one of the most respected researchers....and best presenters on the subjects of the actual life-chemistry of cannabis.
Panel - Grassroots to Grasstops - hour 1
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NORML Board Member Dominic Holden serves as panel moderator. This terrific panel educates the public about how grassroots activists who favor marijuana law reform need to work closely with established political parties and policy makers.
Read the transcript.
Panel - Grassroots to Grasstops - hour 2
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Hour 2 of the panel moderated by NORML Board Member Dominic Holden.
Read the transcript.
Keith Stroup
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Keith Stroup, founder of NORML, addresses the 2006 Conference about marijuana smokers standing up to make themselves heard. Introduced by Richard Cowan, Debby Goldsberry.
Norm Stamper
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Norm Stamper is the former Seattle Police Chief. Here he speakes about race and the War on Drugs. He began his law enforcement career in San Diego in 1966 as a beat cop. In 1994, he was named chief of the Seattle Police Department, where he set about implementing many of the initiatives he writes about in his book Breaking Rank. Debby Goldsberry introduces.
Don Duncan
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Don Duncan of Americans for Safe Access speaks at the NORML 2006 Conference.
San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
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Ross Mirkarimi is on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He receives an award from NORML for his work bringing about working Marijuana Law Reform. Presented by Marcia Rosenbaum PhD of the Drug Policy Alliance. First we hear NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre.
Martin Martinez
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Martin Martinez is the Director of LifeLine WA and a medical marijuana patient. He sustained many injuries in a motorcycle accident, including a vocal disability. Martin brings a powerful and poignant voice to the issue of Medical Marijuana.
Steve Dillon
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Steve Dillon Esq. is the Chair of the NORML Board of Directors. This is the official opening of the 2006 Conference on 4-20.
Ethan Nadelmann
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Ethan Nadelmann, Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, speaks to the 2006 NORML conference in San Francisco 4/22/06. NORML Board Member Dominic Holden introduces Ethan.
Interview with Steve Kubby
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Steve Kubby was instrumental in the passage of CA Prop. 215. He was recently released from the Placer county jail and makes one of his first media appearances here following his incarceration.
Dominic Holden
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NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre Introduces NORML Board Member Dominic Holden who begins the Grassroots to Grasstops Panel. Dominic begins the panel with a powerful review of the work in Seattle towards marijuana reform.