Next Steps Conference Schedule


Marijuana Reform:
Next Steps for California

Saturday, January 29, 2011
David Brower Center, Berkeley
Directions and Parking Information

Doors open: 9 AM with coffee, tea and pastries
Tamalpais Room

Legalization – Where We’ve Been
and Where We’re Going – 9:30 AM

Dale Gieringer, California NORML – facilitator
California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
Stephen Gutwillig, Drug Policy Alliance
Steve De Angelo, Harborside Health Center
Dale Sky Jones, Prop. 19 Campaign

Perspectives and Proposals – 10:45 AM

Steph Sherer, Americans for Safe Access
Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks
Mendocino Supervisor John McCowen
Allen Davenport, California Board of Equalization
Steve Heilig, San Francisco Medical Society
Mark Rhoades, Berkeley MJ Committee

Attorneys Speak on Legal Issues – 11:45
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Chris Conrad, facilitator
Omar Figueroa
Zenia Gilg
Allison Margolin
George Mull
William Panzer
“The drafting of an initiative needs to be for the purpose of implementation, not for the purpose of passing it.”
Joe Rogoway

Lunch Break – 1 PM

Sen. Mark Leno on Medical MJ Legislation in California – 2 – 2:25 PM
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Concurrent Sessions:

– Medical Marijuana Regulation –
What’s next statewide? 2:30 – 4 pm

Don Duncan, Americans for Safe Access
Amanda Reiman, University of California, Berkeley
Angel Raich, ARCH
Aaron Smith, National Cannabis Industry Association
Lauren Vazquez, Silicon Valley ASA
Dr. Jean Talleyrand, Medicann
Dr. Frank Lucido, Berkeley

– What Next for Full Legalization
2:30 – 4 pm

Video from this panel
Panel questions video

Mikki Norris, facilitator
Nate Bradley, LEAP
Karen Byars
Michael Jolson
Jeff Jones
Debby Goldsberry
Bruce Margolin, LA NORML
Lindsay Robinson, Marijuana Policy Project
Deborah Small, Break the Chains
Paul Stanford

Break – 4 – 4:15 PM
Tamalpais Room

Local Medical Marijuana Regulation
4:15 – 5:15 PM

Video from this panel
Michelle Aldrich, SF
Matt Cohen, MendoGrown
Liz Davidson, TeaHouse Collective
David Lampach, Steep Hill Lab
Ben Rice, Attorney-at-Law
Eric Taylor, Botanical Analytics

WrapUp – 5:15 PM
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