Cannabis in California: Ending the 100 Year War Conference Agenda

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Friday, January 25, 2013

SPARC Party, 1256 Mission, San Francisco
7:30PM $20

Saturday, January 26, 2013

DAY ONE OF CONFERENCE
Ft. Mason Conference Center, San Francisco

DOORS OPEN: 8:45

THE 100 YEAR WAR ON CANNABIS IN CALIFORNIA
(9:15-9:45)

Ellen Komp, CalNORML- Cannabis before prohibition
Author Mike Gray - The US goes Drug Crazy 
Dale Gieringer, CalNORML - Prohibition in California 

PIONEERS OF CANNABIS LAW REFORM
(10:00-11:00)

Michael Aldrich, Amorphia
Michelle Aldrich, CMI
Gordon Brownell, original CalNORML director
Debby Goldsberry, Cannabis Action Network co-founder
Dennis Peron, Prop. 215 author

WHAT'S NEXT FOR MARIJUANA REFORM?
(11:00-12:00)

Stephen Gutwillig, Drug Policy Alliance
Rob Kampia, MPP
Paul Armentano, NORML

LUNCH BREAK 12:00-1:00

PROP 215: STATE OBSTACLES (1:15-2:15)
Senator Mark Leno - Legislative solutions
Michael Levinsohn - Child Protective Services issues
Omar Figueroa - Criminal defense strategies 
James Anthony - Cultivation rights and local ordinances

RESPONSES TO FEDERAL INTERFERENCE (2:30-3:30)
Moderator: Bill Panzer, California NORML
Supervisor John McCowen -
Federal Sabotage of Mendocino's Ordinance  
Henry Wykowski - Taxation and federal law
Betty Aldworth, NCIA - Lobbying strategies from the states
Joe Elford, ASA - Rescheduling lawsuit and federal focus
Khurshid Khoja, Emerald Growers Association - Challenges to regulation of cultivation

THE STATE OF THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY (3:30-4:30)
Moderator: Liana Held, Liana Limited
James Slatic, MedWest - The investor perspective 
Troy Dayton, The ArcViewGroup - Funding cannabusinesses 
Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center -
Standing our ground
David Lampach, Steep Hill Lab - Setting industry standards  

7:30-10:30 CENTIVERSARY FUNDRAISING PARTY AND AUCTION, SAN FRANCISCO $100

Sunday, January 27, 2013

DAY TWO OF CONFERENCE
Ft. Mason Conference Center, San Francisco

DOORS OPEN 9:00

LESSONS FROM WASHINGTON, COLORADO, & PROP 19 (9:30-10:30)
MODERATOR: Lauren Vazquez, Fired Up Lawyer
Alison Holcomb - Winning in Washington
Mason Tvert - Colorado's Success Story
Graham Boyd - Polling in CO & WA
and what it means for the future
Richard Lee - Language lessons from Prop 19 
Tamar Todd, DPA - Likely federal responses to WA and CO

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION AND REGULATORY REFORM (10:30-11:30)
Rep. Tom Ammiano - Medical marijuana legislation in 2013
Dan Rush, UFCW - Lobbying & legislation 
Larry Bedard - The CMA and legalization
Don Duncan, ASA - 2013 opportunities
Kristin Nedeval, Emerald Growers Association -
Regulation of distribution; opportunities after legalization

LUNCH BREAK 12-1

THE NEXT CALIFORNIA INITIATIVE (1:15-2:30)
Beau Kilmer, RAND Corporation
Dale Sky Jones, Oaksterdam University; CCPR - Coalition
for Cannabis Policy Reform
Joe Rogoway - Drafting Issues; A Legal Perspective
Amanda Reiman, DPA - Key components; managing the federal response to WA and CO
John Gilmore - A funder's perspective

GROWING OUR MOVEMENT (2:30-3:30)
Marsha Rosenbaum, DPA - Meetings parents' concerns
Deborah Small, Breaking the Chains - Cannabis
legalization as a path to racial justice
Ann Lee, RAMP - Helping
conservatives to embrace legalization
Kyndra Miller - Women's role in future elections
Nate Bradley, LEAP - Winning over law enforcement
Stacia Cosner, SSDP - Bridging the gap between
movement leadership and grassroots activists

ACTIVIST STRATEGIES FOR REFORM (3:30-4:30)
Lanny Swerdlow - Starting Brownie Mary Democratic Clubs
Robert Jacob - Running for local office
Kandice Hawes - forming NORML and NWA chapters
Mikki Norris & Chris Conrad - Tell Michelle campaign, Legalizing Industrial Hemp, Pot POWs 
Ed Rosenthal - Green Aid, The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund

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