Conference on Future of Marijuana Reform in California

california cannabis
 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 (

 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
 Conference Schedule:

 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