Back To Basics: NORML Conference 2003

Back To Basics: NORML Conference 2003
Posted by CN Staff on April 15, 2003 at 09:23:08 PT
San Francisco, CA: April 17-19, 2003 
Source: NORML
Join us in San Francisco for our annual conference. This is our annual gathering of reform activists and supporters from across the country to review the politics of the past year to see what lessons we can learn, and to plan for the year ahead. This year we'll be meeting from Thursday through Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Embarcadero, and we've added a fourth day on Sunday for special student/activists training.
We'll be meeting in the shadow of the Ed Rosenthal travesty. As most of you know, cultivation expert Ed Rosenthal was recently convicted by a federal court that refused to allow the jury to know that he was growing medical marijuana for seriously ill patients, as an agent for the city of Oakland; Ed now faces a prison sentence of 5-40 years!Ed will be discussing his experience on Thursday morning, a talk we're calling, "The View From the Eye of the Storm."In addition to Ed, featured speakers at the conference include:* San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan * ACLU President Nadine Strossen * former NFL star Mark Stepnoski * actor and director Dan Stern * Prof. John P. Morgan, M.D., CUNY Medical School * Prof. Lester Grinspoon, M.D., Harvard Medical School (Emeritus) travel writer Rick Steves * Prof. Craig Reinarman, Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz * Kevin Zeese, Esq., Common Sense for Drug Policy.Please mark you calendar now and join us in April in San Francisco for the best drug law reform conference of the year, and a great opportunity to meet and network with allies from across the country and prepare for the year ahead.Source: NORML Foundation (DC)Published: April 15, 2003Copyright: 2003 NORML Contact: norml Website: NORML Archives
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on April 15, 2003 at 12:57:30 PT
I know that you're right that it's safer to fly then drive but it's something that I just don't want to do. I swore after the last time I had to fly I wouldn't fly again. I've been in almost every state in the nation and driving is the scenic way to travel. You miss a lot when you fly. 
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Comment #2 posted by Sam Adams on April 15, 2003 at 12:49:27 PT
1st of all, I think the conference is returning to DC next year. 2nd of all - you realize that 45,000 Americans die in their cars every year, right? How many die in the air? Maybe 1000 over the last 20 years? That's with 2000 flights per day in the U.S. It's pretty safe up there. But, the service is lousy, and they keep moving the seats closer every year.......
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on April 15, 2003 at 10:11:50 PT
Is anyone going to the NORML Conference? I think the news will be slow during the conference. I'm sorry that I can't go but it is just too far away for me and flying is something I never want to do again. I'm a chicken when it comes to flying. If the conference comes back to the east coast I could drive and would go but I understand why having the conference in California is more desirable.Have a wonderful time to those that are going!
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