Drug Policy Alliance Hosts 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference Next Week

Los Angeles, CA: Drug policy reform advocates from around the globe will be attending the Drug Policy Alliance’s (DPA) 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference next week. The bi-annual conference, co-hosted by NORML and various other drug law reform organizations, will take place from Wednesday, November 2 through Saturday, November 5, at the West Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Representatives from NORML and the NORML Women’s Alliance (NWA) — including NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano, NORML Advisory Board Member Rick Steves, California NORML Coordinator Dale Gieringer, and NWA west coast representative Kyndra Miller — will be speaking at this year’s conference, which will feature over 50 separate panels and round-table discussions.

On Thursday, November 3, conference participants will gather for mass public protest at the Levitt Pavilion in historic MacArthur Park to call for an end to America’s drug criminalization strategies.

Other participants at this year’s conference include DPA Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, former two-term Republican Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, and California NAACP director Alice Huffman.

Conference registration and agenda information is available online at: http://www.reformconference.org/about-conference.