Day One Conference Agenda

Thursday, April 21

Moderator: Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, NORML & NORML Foundation

8:00-10:00am: Conference Registration Desk

9:00-9:45am: Marijuana Nation: The Science and Statistics on Cannabis and its Consumers
NORML Outreach Coordinator Russ Belville

9:45-10:30am: NORML at Forty Years Old
NORML founder Keith Stroup, Esq.

10:30-10:45am: Break

10:45-12:30pm: Pot-n-Politics: 2011-2012 Marijuana Initiatives
Moderator: Ethan Nadelmann, Ph.D, Director of Drug Policy Alliance

  • Graham Boyd, Esq., Stanford Law School
  • Douglas Hiatt, Esq., Sensible Washington
  • Brian Vicente, Esq., CO Alliance For Marijuana Reform
  • Mauricio Garzon, Executive Director: Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform
  • Dale Jones, Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform and Oaksterdam University

12:30-2:00pm: Denver Mayoral Debate
Presented by NORML, moderated by Montel Williams

2:00-3:30pm: The Feds, Marijuana and You
Moderator: Keith Stroup, Esq, NORML Legal Counsel

  • Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
  • Prof. Robert Mikos, Vanderbilt University Law
  • Aaron Houston, Executive Director: SSDP
  • Henry Wykowski, Esq., San Francisco, CA
  • Don Duncan, California Director: Americans for safe Access

3:30-3:50pm: Break

3:50-5:30pm: Cannabis Commerce: Coming of Age
Moderator: Richard Cowan

  • Justin Hartfield, WeedMaps
  • Dan Hartman, Director, Colorado State Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division
  • Steve DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center
  • Michael Aberle,
    National Director
    MMD Insurance
  • Debby Goldsberry, Director, United Cannabis Collective
  • Dan Rush, Statewide Special Operations and Cannabis Division Director, UFCW Local 5

7:00-10:00pm: High Times and NORML Activist Awards and Art Auction
Featuring a special acoustic set performed by Ziggy Marley
Performance by Cannabis Comedian Ngaio Bealum
Emceed by NORML director Allen St. Pierre and High Times’ Rick Cusick