Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Prop. 215 with Cal NORML on 11/5 in San Francisco

Artwork: Ruth Frase

Cal NORML’s 25th Anniversary
of Prop. 215 Celebration

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this historic event! 

Join us to celebrate California’s
historic 1996 medical marijuana law
on the date it passed 25 years ago.

Friday, November 5
CONFERENCE: 10 AM – 6 PM
The General’s Residence
Ft. Mason, San Francisco

AFTERPARY: 7-11 PM
The Patio at The Midway

The event can be reached via SF municipal transit lines
Directions, transportation and parking information.

To ensure the safety of our attendees, we will be following San Francisco Health Department Guidelines for COVID-19, including vaccination and indoor masking requirements for both events. 

The Compassionate Use Act of 1996, Prop. 215, was the nation’s first law to re-legalize the personal use and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes, leading to a national movement that now is legalizing adult recreational use and sales as well. This event will be held 25 years to the day after California voters approved Prop. 215 at the elegant General’s Residence at Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Speakers will include original sponsors, organizers, medical patients, attorneys and advocates of the Prop. 215 campaign, with memorials  to those who have since passed away and to those patients, doctors and caregivers who have been arrested, harassed or imprisoned in the fight for their right to medical marijuana.

AGENDA: 

9 AM DOORS OPEN

10 AM – PROGRAM OPENS
Welcome from A.G. Bonta (recording) and Senator Scott Wiener

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM – THE NEED ARISES: THE LEAD-UP TO PROP. 215
Cal NORML director Dale Gieringer – Moderator
Recorded statement by Dennis Peron, proponent Prop 215; recognition of SF Cannabis Buyers Club with Jeff and Bryan Peron
Anna Boyce, RN – former head of the CA Senior Legislature and Prop. 215 proponent
Valerie Corral – founder of the Women’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Santa Cruz, now WAMM Phytotherapies
Ross Mirkarimi – SF Board of Supervisors
Tom Ammiano – former SF Supervisor and CA Assemblymember
Rand Martin – Sen. John Vasconcellos staff

11:30 – 12:45 – TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: THE PROP. 215 CAMPAIGN
Ethan Nadelmann, former director of the Drug Policy Alliance, podcaster at Psychoactive.
Bill Zimmerman, Californians for Medical Rights
George Zimmer, Men’s Wearhouse – Donor
Dave Fratello, CMR campaign spokesman
Jim Gonzalez, CMR
Chris Conrad & Mikki Norris, volunteer petitioner coordinators

12:45 – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK

1:30 – 2:45 MEDICAL MARIJUANA PIONEERS: PATIENTS, DOCTORS, AND CAREGIVERS
Fred Gardner – medical journalist; Society of Cannabis Clinicians; moderator
Dr. Jeff Hergenrather – President, SCC
Dr. Donald Abrams – Researcher
Dr. Frank Lucido – MD
Elvy Musikka – federal MMJ patient
Joe Airone – Sweetleaf Collective
Lynnette Shaw – Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana
Paul Scott – Inglewood Patients Group; LA Black Gay Pride President

3:00 – 4:20 THE LEGAL STRUGGLE: ATTORNEYS, PLAINTIFFS AND PRISONERS
Bill Panzer – Attorney and Prop 215 co-author, Moderator
Dan Abrahamson, DPA – Conant lawsuit affirming doctors’ right to recommend cannabis
Jeff Jones – Oakland Cannabis Buyers Club – Supreme Court Case
Pebbles Trippet – plaintiff People v. Trippet affirming transportation rights
Amy Povah – Prisoners of the Drug War
Dale Schafer – Federal defendant
Ed Rosenthal – Federal defendant & cultivation guru

(4:20 Break)

4:45 – 5:45 LOOKING FORWARD: PROTECTING ACCESS, EQUITY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Ellen Komp – Cal NORML Deputy Director – Moderator
Ian Rassman – LA NORML; Compassion program
Kandice Hawes-Lopez – OC NORML; FACES program
Bram Goodwin – Brownie Mary Democratic Club, SF
Amber Senter – MAKR House and Supernova Women
Sean Kiernan – Weed for Warriors

OTHERS TBA

7:00 – 11 PM AFTERPARTY AT THE PATIO AT THE MIDWAY
900 Marin St., San Francisco, 94124
(Doors open at 6:30 PM for conference attendees.)
Sponsored by Emerald Farm Tours and the Law Offices of Bruce Margolin.

GET YOUR TICKET TO THE CONFERENCE AND AFTERPARTY

To ensure the safety of our attendees, we will be following San Francisco Health Department Guidelines for COVID-19, including vaccination and indoor masking requirements for both events. 

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