March 16, 2011

Conference on Future of Marijuana Reform in California

March 16, 2011
california cannabis
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2011

Contact: Dale Gieringer: (415) 563-5858 or
             Stephen Gutwillig (323) 542-2606

Conference on Future of Marijuana Reform in California Will Draw Broad
Coalition to End Failed Prohibition Policies
Saturday, March 19th at Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood, California

"Next Steps for Marijuana Reform in California," a day-long gathering
of marijuana reform advocates, will take place March 19th at the
Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood. In the wake of Proposition
19’s remarkably strong showing at the polls last year, this conference
will address ongoing efforts to end failed marijuana prohibition in
California, steps to reform the state’s medical marijuana laws, and
priorities for marijuana reform in the coming years.

The conference is presented by California NORML, Drug Policy Alliance,
Marijuana Policy Project, Americans for Safe Access, and VibeNation
MultiMedia. Confirmed participants include leaders of the Proposition
19 campaign and other ballot initiative proponents, Latino Voters
League, California NAACP, United Food and Commercial Workers, Law
Enforcement Against Prohibition, and California Church Impact as well
as political consultants, attorneys, medical marijuana advocates, and
public officials.

The event is open to the public, and the audience will have the
opportunity to comment and weigh in on competing proposals.

A party and reception, featuring live music, other entertainment and
refreshments, will be held at the Montalban Theater immediately
following the conference until 10 pm.

The conference follows up the sold out "Next Steps" conference in
Berkeley in January (http://www.canorml.org/nextsched.html)

What:  “Next Steps for Marijuana Reform in California”
When:  Saturday, March 19th, 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Ricardo Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood, California
Tickets: www.drugpolicy.org/nextsteps
Conference Schedule: www.canorml.org/LAConfSched_Online.html

Admission: $20 for the conference; $20 for the reception. A $30
discounted ticket for both events is available online in advance only.

Transportation and parking: There is a metro station one block from
the site at Hollywood and Vine. For those driving, there is abundant
street parking with meters, and lot parking within easy walking
distance.


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