August 26, 2013

2013 Virginia NORML Cannabis Conference

August 26, 2013
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virginia marijuana norml conferenceIf you are in the Virginia area, I encourage you to consider attending the event below:

Saturday October 5, 2013, 10am-6pm
CitySpace, on the Downtown Mall
100 5th St. NE, Charlottesville, Virginia

Get tickets here!

The Virginia NORML Cannabis Conference will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at CitySpace in Charlottesville, from 10am-6pm. It will feature nationally-known expert Virginians in cannabis law and policy, as well as longtime Virginia marijuana activists. Topics will range from racial bias in marijuana arrests, to how tobacco policy is relevant to changing marijuana laws, to the Drug War in Mexico, to lobbying our elected officials.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from and talk to some of the leading local, national, and international marijuana activists, including policymakers and law enforcement!

Take part in workshops, Q&A’s, and listen to special guest speakers, including former national NORML Executive Director Jon Gettman, and UVA Law Professor Richard Bonnie, co-author of President Nixon’s National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse.

Come learn more about marijuana, meet other Virginia activists, and find out how we can change the law in Virginia!

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Richard Bonnie - Professor at University of Virginia School of Law; associate director of President Nixon’s National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (Shafer Commission)

Dr. Jon Gettman – marijuana researcher; former director of NORML; leader of the Coalition to Reschedule Cannabis; Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Shenandoah University

Robert Sarvis - Libertarian Party Candidate for Virginia Governor

Jamie Haase – former Special Agent of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); speaker for LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition)

Michael Krawitz – founder of Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access

Al Byrne – co-founder of Patients Out of Time

Lennice Werth – founder of Virginians Against Drug Violence

Sabrina Fendrick – founder and coordinator of the NORML Women’s Alliance; member of Board of Directors of Virginia NORML

Erik Altieri – NORML Communications Director and Northeastern/Central US Chapter Coordinator

Dave Norris – member of Charlottesville City Council and former mayor

Get tickets here!

Stay informed by signing up for Virginia NORML updates on our website, and follow us on Facebook!

Virginia NORML Members receive a discount on conference tickets, so join Virginia NORML now!


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