NORML 2001 Conference Washington, D.C. 

NORML 2001 Conference Washington, D.C. 
Posted by FoM on April 17, 2001 at 14:54:52 PT
April 19-21, 2001 - Live Web Cast
Source: NORML
The 2001 NORML Conference, entitled "4/20 - A Celebration of Personal Freedom," will be held in Washington, DC at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel on April 19-21, 2001. Featured speakers for the conference include New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan, ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser, Lindesmith Center - Drug Policy Foundation Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann, and NORML board members Lester Grinspoon, M.D. Harvard Medical School (Emeritus), and John P. Morgan, M.D., City University of New York Medical School. 
There is nothing wrong with the responsible use of marijuana by adults and it should be of no interest or concern to the government. That premise underlies the NORML 2001 Conference.Please mark you calendar now, and join us for our annual political conference. We welcome all who are interested in reforming marijuana policy and urge those who are committed to ending marijuana prohibition to make a special effort to attend. This is our best opportunity each year to meet and network with allies from across the country and prepare for the year ahead. We have scheduled the conference to coincide with "4/20," the date that has become associated in the popular culture as a special day for marijuana smokers -- sort of what "Miller time" has become to beer drinkers. We hope to build on that tradition and encourage reform supporters to join us in Washington, DC as a way to celebrate 4/20. The hotel has agreed to offer out attendees an extremely favorable room rate of $129 per night, single or double. For reservations, you can use their toll-free number (800-Hotels-1) or call directly (202-898-9000). Let reservations know that you are calling for the 'NORML Conference' to qualify for the greatly reduced rates. And call early, as the number of reduced rate rooms is limited.Featured Speakers: Ann Druyan, NORML Executive CommitteeRep. Barney Frank (D-MA)Ira Glasser, ACLU Executive Director Lester Grinspoon, M.D., Harvard Medical School (Emeritus)Terence Hallinan, Esq., San Francisco, CA District Attorney Governor Gary Johnson, New Mexico John P. Morgan, M.D., CUNY Medical SchoolEthan Nadelmann, The Lindesmith Center - Drug Policy Foundation Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D. , The Lindesmith Center - Drug Policy Foundation Keith Stroup, Esq., NORML Executive DirectorStephen Dillon, Esq., NORML Board Chair Lynn Zimmer, Ph.D., Queens College, CUNYPanelists: Nick Allen, Dr. David Bearman, Medical Director, Zona Seca, and lecturer, Pacifica Institute and UC Santa Barbara Dave Borden, DRC Net Graham Boyd, Esq., ACLU Drug Litigation Project Peter Cohen, Ph.D., Center for Drug Research, U. of Amsterdam David Lach Collins, Minnesota NORML Richard Cowan, marijuananews.comRick Day, Texas NORML Steve Epstein, Esq., MassCann NORML/Boston Freedom Rally Dan Forbes, Dave Fratello, Campaign for New Drug PoliciesJon Gettman, Ph.D., Lovettsville, VA Dale Gieringer, Ph.D., Latest Vaporizer ResearchJohn Gilmore, San Francisco, CAGerry Goldstein, Esq., NORML Legal Committee Michael Gray, author and freelance journalist Phil Greazzo, New Hampshire NORML Dominic Holden, Washington State NORML/Seattle Hemp Fest Rachael King, ACLU Capitol Hill lobbyist Harry G. Levine, Ph.D., Queens College, CUNYMary Lynn Mathre, R.N., Patients Out Of TimeBruce McKinney, Seattle, WA Doug McVay, Common Sense for Drug Policy Tod Mikuriya, M.D., Oakland, CA Bob Newland, South Dakota NORML Tony Newman, The Lindesmith Center - Drug Policy Foundation Eugene Oscapella, Canadian Foundation for Drug PolicyClarence Page, Chicago TribuneKelly Paige, Oregon Medical Marijuana ProgramRandall Patterson, Alaskans for PrivacyBill Piper, The Lindesmith Center - Drug Policy FoundationRobert Raich, Esq., Oakland Cannabis Buyers Club Counsel Craig Reinarman, Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz Ethan Russo, M.D., Montana Neurobehavioral SpecialistsJohn Sajo, Voter Power Vince Schiraldi, Center on Juvenile and Criminal JusticeGreg Schmid, Michigan NORML Loren Siegel, ACLU Sanho Tree, Institute for Policy Studies Abbey A. Tyrna, Florida State University NORMLSteve Wishnia, High Times Kevin Zeese, Common Sense for Drug Policy Bill Zimmerman, Campaign for New Drug PoliciesLive WebCast Coming April 19, 2001:Live Coverage of the NORML 2001 Conference NORML Archives
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Comment #2 posted by lookinside on April 17, 2001 at 19:39:03 PT:
ain't democracy grand?a prezdent elected by the lowest court in the land...anyone voting for congressional incumbents in the nextelection(with a very few exceptions..barney frank forinstance),needs to (re)read the constitution and look at thelaws passed in the last 70 years in it's light...we canstill recover those rights, but it takes courage...awillingness to be speak your mind, over, and overand over again...incite people to question what they've been taught inschool...encourage them to follow their representativesvoting records and be quick to reprimand them if they seemto vote other than their constituencies desires...  college loans are a must for my daughter to continue hereducation...(doing very well at UCBerkeley, thank you)if shewere busted for marijuana, the loss of loans would make hercontinued education extremely difficult...  our congress would rather destroy the careers of kidsover a joint...maybe next year they can save social securityby denying THAT to former drug offenders...  do we have too many college graduates? are they trying to"thin the herd" by eliminating undesirables who may grow upto be "free thinkers" instead of obedient worker bees?  it's ok to teach your children the rules of yourparticular tribe, but PLEASE teach them to be cynical aboutit...never in the history of the united states have we beenled by people less deserving of our respect...we can changethat...keep talking's the only way...
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Comment #1 posted by jAHn on April 17, 2001 at 18:45:05 PT
Look at what "Lord Bush 2" is doing now...!
 From:  What a Creep!
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