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NORML SHOW LIVE for three days at NORML CON 2009

  • by Russ Belville, NORML Outreach Coordinator September 21, 2009

    NORML’s new talk radio program, NORML SHOW LIVE, will be streaming for three days at the 2009 NORML National Conference, “Yes We Cannabis”, live from the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco. These special three-hour episodes will be available at live.norml.org at the following special times and archived for download later just fifteen minutes after broadcast:

    1. Thursday, September 24
      11:00am – 2:00pm Pacific Time
    2. Friday, September 25
      11:00am – 2:00pm Pacific Time
    3. Saturday, September 26
      3:00pm – 6:00pm Pacific Time

    The show will be hosted by “Radical” Russ Belville, but with very limited commercial interruption and the occasional narration.  After the shows broadcast remotely in the difficult wireless environment of Portland’s Kelley Point Park and the noisy backstage of the Boston Freedom Rally, Russ is excited to present an indoor event that will take its audio directly from the conference PA system.

    Thursday’s show will begin with a presentation by Dr Brooks J Kelly, Ph.D, Chief science officer for Genovations Laboratory, Cannabis Therapeutics, and then will feature panels on Individual Patients, Caregivers, and Small Patient Collectives in California and other medical marijuana states, including:

    Patient and Caregiver rights under 215/SB420

    • Possession: current caselaw and statutory law
    • Cultivation: current caselaw and statutory law
    • Transportation: current caselaw and statutory law
    • Obtaining Cannabis: where and how to get it
    • Patients Not Authorized to:
      distribute to other patients
      distribute “excess” to clubs
      engage in conduct harmful to others

    Cannabis Patient rights (or lack thereof):

    • No right to protection from employment discrimination
    • No protection from Feds or other states
    • Student loans
    • Section 8 housing
    • Small collectives: formation, cultivating, obtaining of medicine, money considerations
    • Interaction with Law Enforcement

    Your panelists will include Dr. David Bearman, Chris Conrad, Omar Figueroa, Esq., Zenia Gilg, Esq., Dr. Frank Lucido, and your moderator is William Panzer, Esq.

    Friday’s show will begin with a panel on Pot Politics 2009 and Beyond.  A record number of state legislatures debated marijuana law reform in 2009; a nationwide panel of experts discusses our progress.  Our moderator is Keith Stroup, Esq., NORML, speaking on Federal Legislation, and also includes:

    • Chris Goldstein, Director, Penn. For Medical Marijuana
    • Rob Kampia, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project
    • Dan Linn, Executive Director, Illinois NORML
    • Madeline Martinez, Director, Oregon NORML, member of NORML’s board of directors
    • Jesse Stout, former Director of RIPAC
    • Ken Wolski, RN, Director, Coalition for Medical Marijuana NJ

    We follow with a luncheon with travel author and NORML advisory board member Rick Steves presenting the ACLU DVD: ‘Marijuana: Its Time for a Conversation’, and close by asking “Has support for legalization reached a critical mass/tipping point?”  According to national polls, public support for legalizing marijuana has never been higher. Why now? And how do we mobilize this public support into political change? Leaders in the drug law reform movement discuss these trends, and what they portend for future reform efforts.  Our moderator is Dave Fratello, Coast Campaign Group, and the panel includes:

    • Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, Director, CA NORML; member of NORML’s board of directors
    • Rich Lee, Proprietor of ‘Oaksterdam University’ and Campaigner for ‘The Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010′
    • Harry Levine, Ph.D, Queens College

    Saturday’s closing show will feature a look at Marijuana Legalization As a Local, State, Federal Revenue Stream. In today’s sagging economy national, state and local leaders are looking for alternative streams of revenue. They should look no further than to America’s #1 cash crop: cannabis.  Our moderator is Dale Gieringer, Ph.D, Director, CA NORML, and the panelists include:

    • Jon Gettman, Ph.D
    • Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Council
    • Mark Kleiman, Ph.D, UCLA

    We follow with a panel on Cannabis and Athleticism. Some of the nation’s top athletes discuss why today’s pros are turning to cannabis — and away from alcohol and painkillers — off the field, and question why pro sports leagues are continuing to sanction those who do.  Our moderator is Steve Bloom, Author, Pot Culture; editor, celebstoner.com and the panelists include:

    • Toby Grear, MMA fighter,
    • Sean Neumann, Documentary Filmmaker; former ESPN producer
    • Mark Stepnoski, Former All-Star NFL football player, NORML Advisory Board
    • Rob Van Dam, Professional wrestler

    Our three-part special show concludes with a talk from Rick Steves, TV host/best-selling travel author, NORML Advisory Board

    Please join us for unparalleled access to the heart of marijuana law reform, nine total hours of content from the best and brightest minds in the movement, all absolutely free for you on the internet, courtesy of the donations of stakeholder cannabis consumers and liberty lovers all across this country who donate to and volunteer with NORML.  Mark us as a favorite on BlogTalkRadio and post us on your Twitter and Facebook with the tag #NORML.

    5 Responses to “NORML SHOW LIVE for three days at NORML CON 2009”

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    2. Stompedonmyrights says:

      We cna use this site and these LIVE Shows to educate the public about the power of the Jury to change how our government behavior towards us, the people.
      No lawyer is going to support what I am saying below but think if we can just push back without getting shot, this is the way to push, it not the only action we should take, but attack this unlaw action on many fronts, elections, legislation, but those will not protect those now in the system being held accountable for a fraud on the people, we must stop the thousand who are now under attack and their liberty is directly abrogated under false pretences. Those 800,000 people deserve our voice and jury education to stop them from being labled as criminals. Writ Now, vote later.
      We need to put a Class Action Writ of Madamus directly into the Supreme Court Agenda demand it order a stop to this fraud on cannabis, they can grant it, refuse to hear it, or throw it out but then that will clear up just where we all stand now won’t it. The Court was created for that reason.
      The Supreme Court recongnizes that the jury in our political scene is ” Deigned to protect defendants against oppresive government practices.” United States Ex Rel Toth v. Quarles, 350 U.S. 11, 16 (1955) It is, as Mr. Justice White said, “A safeguard against arbitary law enforcement.” William v. Florida, 90 S. Ct. 1893, 1905, (1970)
      The special role of the Jury in cases involving politiacal dissent was acknowledged to be particularly important because the jury then acts not only as a safeguard against judicial excesses, but also as a barrier to legislative and executive oppression.

      Here lies our vehicle into the Court, demanding act forthwith not at the next election. It also put this issue in the publics face where this needs to be to bring about change. Here how to educate, bring to them face to face.

    3. Stompedonmyrights says:

      It is time for these folks addressing the Conferances, like NORML and MMP to, like these voice above and the live shows to take about Jury Nullification and Lawlessness to stop the conviction from occurring. Come on folks let roll this ball right over them, remeber we are fighting a lie. And we all know a lie holds no truth and can stand. Lets lite a fire under the legislators and wake them up to the voice of the People.

    4. Stompedonmyrights says:

      We The People need and can use this site and these LIVE SHOWS to educate the general public about the power and duty of the Jury, they have the right to change how our government behavior towards us, the people. No lawyer is going to support what I am saying below but think if we can just push back upon the government without getting shot, without violence, this is just one of the ways to push at the fraud, it is not the only action we should take, but by attacking this un-lawful act of congress and law enforcement, then by elections and new legislation purposed by the people for the people, but those act of new legislation and election will not protect those now who have rightfully defied the unjust laws on Cannabis, those swept into the system and will being held accountable for a fraud on the people as if it were just, we must stop the thousand who are now under attack and their liberty is directly abrogated under these false pretenses. We must think of the 800,000 plus people who deserve our loud unstopping voice and educate the jury to understand their power through jury nullification and jury lawlessness which allows them to put a stop to labeled these folks as criminals. A Writ Now!, Vote and Election next and later.

      We The People need and can put a Class Action Writ of Mandamus directly into the Supreme Court of the United States demand relief in an order to stop to this Constructive Fraud on those who use the cannabis plant in their daily life, That the Congress did not have the privilege to Abrogate any rights using a Constructive fraud. The Supreme Court can grant it the relief, refuse to hear writ, or throw it out all together, but then folks that sure will clear up just where We the People all stand now won’t it. Our founding fathers knew a lot about unjust governments. They created our Court system for this very reason. To long it has been obscured from our view and taken over by lawyers.
      The Supreme Court of the United States recognizes that the American Jury in our political scene is ” Deigned to protect defendants against oppressive government practices.” United States Ex Rel Toth v. Quarles, 350 U.S. 11, 16 (1955). It is best said by Justice White when he said, “A safeguard against arbitrary law enforcement.” in William v. Florida, 90 S. Ct. 1893, 1905, (1970).
      The special role of the Jury in cases involving political dissent was acknowledged to be particularly important because the American Jury then acts not only as a safeguard against judicial excesses, but also as a barrier to legislative and executive oppression. There is a large amount of case law and state constitutions that clear state that the Law goes on trail with every defendant. That the Jury is responsible in seeing that the checks and balances of government are carried out to the will of the people and when government becomes destructive to the happiness of the People they can act through legislation, by elections, and by addressing issue through their Court for redress of grievances like the one over the cannabis plant and the Constructive Fraud that banned it uses. Here lies our the Peoples vehicle into the Court, the Writ, demanding action forthwith in return our rights taken under the Constructive Fraud not at the next elections or when the legislators think it to be. It put this cannabis plant issue in the public face where this needs to be aired to bring about a positive non-violent change. In the spot light is where the education of the general public can began, bring to them face to face with our outlawed American Culture.
      It is time for these folks addressing the Conference, actors guild, the AMA, our doctors, lawyers, the churches, NORML staff members, and MMP staff members to act with a loud one voice to stop this years conviction from occurring. Come on folks! Let roll this ball right over them, remember we are fighting a lie, an unjust act upon many many people. And we all know a lie holds no truth and can not stand if we refuse to let it. Lets lite a fire under the legislative bodies in this country of OURS and wake these yahoos up to the voice of the People.

    5. Nandi says:

      It is time! are we going to put up or shut up?

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