Day Two Conference Agenda

Friday, April 22

Moderator: Madeline Martinez, Executive Director, Oregon NORML

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, PhD, Temple University
  • 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,

  • Jane Hamsher, FireDogLake
  • Russ Belville, NORML
  • Jerri Merritt, Esq.,
  • Chris Goldstein, Freedom is Green
  • Michael Roberts, Westworld

9:00-Midnight: The Supervillains at the Bluebird Theater


10 thoughts

  1. Marijuana is safer than the new synthetic k2 ans spice. Many people I know are smoking the k2 and spice because of the legal problems that come with marijuana. Why are we allowing the k2 and spice to be sold and not marijuana. Why are we not banning alcohol and legalmizing marijuana

  2. I have been posting your blogs on Facebook which is were you want to be I can research while I read your post! I research Cannabis all over the world! I was told not to stop talking LOL I love cannabis I was personal and now Medical! Facebooks we rule with facts! Ask me any thing with in 48 I will find the answer if there is one! A lot of medical people are home bound did you forget?

  3. I just want to thank NORML for hosting and sharing this conference via live stream. I found the messages that I tuned in to today very refreshing and enlightning. It’s a beautful thing to see so many people coming together to change laws and protect all cannabis users,medical or recreational, from the stale and wrongfully imposed drug policies of yesterday. I really do feel it is time for people to know the truth and facts behind prohibition and that this MOVEMENT is for real. I’ve been inspired to write my letters to both Federal and State elected officials urging government to take a second look and act upon the will of it’s people.

  4. I appreciate all the hard work that NORML is putting forth to bring about the end of days of tyranny and unjustice. It’s really inspiring.

    Sometimes hiding in plain sight is simplicity. Sometimes it’s so simple we just don’t get it. “THC is a federally legal drug,” and has been for some time. Whether it is a synthetic or a whole plant material extract – “it’s federally legal.” So then – if the THC is extracted from the whole plant material – what’s left? – right! – a harmless “non-psychoactive” plant which is the most nutritious whole food known to man. So then – what is all of this schedule I substance non-sense? We demand to know! It’s chicanery – that’s what it is! It’s mendacious as hell – that’s what it is! Tricks and lies – that’s what it is!
    We call for a scientific revolution, with complete and absolute disregard for political influence. Prohibitionists are not sympathetic to anything but their own opinion and position, therefore research can only be compromised by their bias.
    “Let’s lay it all on the table” – accepting every shred of current research from around the world as evidence. Let’s allow “all science” to present its research and testimony to a candid world. We are not interested in bias opinion – whatever its motive(s). As we present the research – the research will expose the lies, and free the truth.

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