Washington, DC: NORML is still accepting registrations from criminal defense attorneys and the general public for its fourth annual Aspen Legal Seminar. This year’s event will take place Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 at the Gant Hotel and Resort in downtown Aspen, Colorado – one of the nation’s most marijuana-friendly cities.
Speakers at this year’s conference include: Gerald Goldstein, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and legal counsel for the late-Hunter S. Thompson; famed San Francisco attorney Tony Serra; Jeralyn Merritt, television legal analyst for MSNBC and host of the popular website TalkLeft.com; paraphernalia law specialist Robert Vaughn; NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre; and NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano.
Topics include: the use of cannabis as a religious sacrament, a review of cannabis pharmacokinetics and drug testing, and proper ways to establish a legal medical marijuana dispensary and other cannabis-related businesses.
Social events at this year’s conference include an opening night reception and a Saturday night benefit party, catered by Chris Lanter, chef at the popular Aspen restaurant Cache Cache.
Due to the popularity of this year’s event, rooms at the host hotel are now sold out. However, there are plenty of affordable alternative accommodations nearby.
Conference agenda, registration information and alternative accommodations for the 2009 Aspen Legal Seminar is available online at: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=6823.