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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:40 AM

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Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Today’s Highlights

  • Cannabis Law Reform’s Missing Link: Law Enforcement – Norm Stamper
  • Keynote Speaker Luncheon Lester Grinspoon, M.D. [via live remote]
  • Panels on: Mexican cartels and athleticism
  • Breakout sessions on: Tools for activists, cultivation, and CA law reform
  • NORML 2009 Extravaganza Fundraising Party


Moderator: Madeline Martinez, NORML Board of Directors 9:00amRegistration

10:30amCannabis Law Reform’s Missing Link: Law Enforcement
Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper; LEAP and NORML Advisory Board; Author of Breaking Rank10:30-
12:00pmPutting the Mexican Cartels Out of Business
Mexican drug cartels now employ over 100,000 soldiers and are responsible for nearly ten thousand deaths per year. Their largest source of income is marijuana. A panel of experts discuss how legalizing and regulating cannabis in the United States and abroad is the only viable solution for staving this ongoing bloodshed.
Moderator: Richard Cowan, former NORML director
  • Mike Gray, Author of Drug Crazy; Common Sense for Drug Policy
  • Ethan Nadelmann, Ph.D, Director, Drug Policy Alliance; Author of Cops Across Borders
  • Norm Stamper, Former Seattle Police Chief; NORML Advisory Board
1:30pmBreakout Sessions1.Tools For Activists (What Can I Do?)
Moderator: Russ Belville, NORML National Outreach Coordinator

  • Chris Goldstein – Working with Mainstream Media
  • Brian Judy – Social Networking Technologies
  • Madeline Martinez – Grassroots Lobbying
  • Lauren Vazquez –Social Change Leadership, How to Make Your Grassroots Grow
2.High Times Cultivation: More Root, More Fruit: Growing Medical Marijuana in the Era of Plant Limits
Moderator: Danny Danko, Cultivation Editor, High Times

Veganics: Beyond Organics for Medicinal Quality Cannabis
Kyle Kushman, former High Times Cultivation reporter and current medical marijuana consultant

3.California NORML: Law Reform and Activism In The Golden State
(An open discussion of California’s pending marijuana initiatives and other reform efforts.)
Moderator: Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, Director, CA NORML

2:30pmKeynote Speaker Luncheon
Lester Grinspoon, M.D. Author and pioneering Harvard Medical School Professor [via remote from Boston]2:45-
4:15pmMarijuana Legalization As a Local, State, Federal Revenue Stream
In today’s sagging economy national, state and local leaders are looking for alternative streams of revenue. They should look no further than to America’s #1 cash crop: cannabis.
Moderator: Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, Director, CA NORML
  • Jon Gettman, Ph.D
  • Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Council
  • Mark Kleiman, Ph.D, UCLA

5:30pmCannabis and Athleticism
Some of the nation’s top athletes discuss why today’s pros are turning to cannabis — and away from alcohol and painkillers — off the field, and question why pro sports leagues are continuing to sanction those who do.
Moderator: Steve Bloom, Author, Pot Culture; editor, celebstoner.com
  • Toby Grear, MMA fighter
  • Sean Neumann, Documentary Filmmaker; former ESPN producer
  • Mark Stepnoski, Former All-Star NFL football player, NORML Advisory Board
  • Rob Van Dam, Professional wrestler
6:00pmConference Close
Rick Steves, TV host/best-selling travel author, NORML Advisory Board7:00-
1:00amNORML 2009 Extravaganza Fundraising Party
Kindly sponsored by: Harborside Health Center

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