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  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director May 24, 2013

    It’s high time Texas grabbed prohibition by the horns!

    DFW NORML proudly presents the Texas Regional NORML Conference at the Norris Conference Center (304 Houston St. Fort Worth, Texas 76102-7404) in downtown Fort Worth from June 7 – 9. This historic event includes over a dozen speakers such as Keith Stroup, founder of NORML, Judge Jim Gray, the 2012 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nominee, expert cultivation and concentrate tips, medicinal alternatives to smoking, an exclusive screening of the new documentary American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny, patient testimonials, a hemp fashion show, reception and live art show, two after parties, vendors, prizes and more than a few surprises.

    The primary goals for the Texas Regional NORML Conference are:
    1.) Give Texans an honest, entertaining and interactive cannabis education.
    2.) Showcase the strength of the Texas effort to end prohibition.
    3.) Call all Texans to action because now is the time to get involved!

    This historic event includes over a dozen speakers including Keith Stroup, founder of NORML, an exclusive screening of the new documentary American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny, expert cultivation and concentrate tips, a hemp fashion show, reception and live art show, two after parties, vendors, prizes and more than a few surprises.

    Get your 3 Day pass for a $100 donation which includes all days of the conference, the reception, both after parties and a swag bag full of goodies provided by our generous sponsors. Discounted pricing available for students, seniors, veterans, media and NORML chapters.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    The deadline for online registration of the Texas Regional NORML Conference is 6/7. Otherwise, you can register in person 6/7 – 6/9 for the same price!

    CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

    (Click the names with links to view short videos with the speakers)

    – Judge Jim Gray, 2012 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nominee and author of“Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It”
    Keith Stroup, Founder & Legal Counsel at NORML
    – “Radical” Russ Belville of 420radio.org
    Mike Hyde – Founder of the Cash Hyde Foundation and father of Cash Hyde
    Cheyanne Weldon, Executive Director of Texas NORML
    – Shaun McAlister, Executive Director of DFW NORML
    Erik Altieri, Communications Director & Chapter Coordinator for NORML
    Jamie Balagia – Public Information Officer and Attorney at San Antonio NORML
    – Joy Strickland – Founder of Mothers Against Teen Violence
    Clif Deuvall – Co-chair of Texas at US Marijuana Party of Texas, Chairman at Texas Cannabis Party and Founder Norml of Waco Inc. at NORML
    – Leslie Burgoyne, DFW NORML Family Law Attorney
    Reverend Russell Elleven – Unitarian Universalist Minister
    Derek Cross – Author at Hemp Healthy Today
    – Allen Patterson – Chairman of the Tarrant County Libertarian Party
    Larry Talley – Strategist for DFW NORML, speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and retired US Navy
    Terry Nelson – Executive Board Member at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), former Border Patrol agent and Homeland Security Supervisor
    – Toni Ann Hanskett-Mills – Patient Advocate for Medical Cannabis Patients with 28 yrs experience in Direct Patient Care
    – Stephen Betzen – Founder of the Texas Coalition for Compassionate Care
    – Margarita McAuliffe – Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Texas Moms United

    CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

    More information is available directly from DFW NORML here or at the Facebook Event page here.

    Hope to see you in Texas soon!

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director March 6, 2013

    NORML is pleased to announce the first ever Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Philadelphia, PA is just over a week away.

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

    The conference will feature a day of enlightening panel discussions and speakers on topics ranging from new reform strategies, recent legislative efforts, the science of medical cannabis, and much more. Hear from some of the most experienced and insightful marijuana law reformers working the the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York area.

    Pennsylvania State Senator, and sponsor of PA’s legalization bill, Daylin Leach will be giving a keynote address discussing his work on the issue, his recent legislation, and experience working for reform as a sitting politician. Don’t miss it!

    AGENDA
    (subject to change)

    11:00 – 11:10
    Conference Welcome – Kevin Clough, Executive Director (Philly NORML)

    11:15 – 12:15
    New Strategies for Reform
    Moderator: Derek Rosenzweig (PhillyNORML)

    Speakers:
    Erik Williams, Executive Director (CTNORML & CampaignsWon)
    Stacia Cosner, Associate Director (SSDP)
    Diane Fornbacher, Vice-Chair (NORML Women’s Alliance), NORML Board of Directors

    12:15-1:00
    BREAK FOR LUNCH

    1:10 – 2:10
    Medical Marijuana Moving Forward
    Moderator: Mike Liszewski, Policy Director (Americans for Safe Access)

    Speakers:
    Mallory Loflin, Graduate Student (SUNY)
    Jahan Marcu, PhD Candidate (Temple Medical School)
    Ken Wolski, Executive Director (Coalition Medical Marijuana New Jersey)

    2:10 – 3:00
    KEYNOTE: Pennsylvania State Senator. Daylin Leach

    3:00 – 3:10
    BREAK

    3:15 – 4:15
    Pot and Politics 2013
    Moderator: Erik Altieri, Communications Director (National NORML)

    Speakers:
    Patrick Nightingale, Executive Director (PittsburghNORML)
    Evan Nison, Executive Director (NJ NORML)
    Gabriel Sayegh, State Director (DPA New York)

    4:20 – 5:20
    Cannabis, Canvas, and Culture
    Moderator: Joe Forte, Secretary (PhillyNORML)

    Speakers:
    Rob Cantrell, Comedian
    Marc Connuck, Activist (Pennsylvania Farmers For Industrial Hemp)
    Rick Cusick, Associate Publisher (HighTimes) and NORML Board of Directors

    5:20-5:50
    Closing Remarks: Allen St. Pierre (National NORML)

    Panel sessions will be held during the day in Claudia Cohen Hall at the University of Pennsylvania and the night will end with a private fundraiser featuring live entertainment from comedian Rob Cantrell and local musical act Cultureal. There will also be food, drink, a silent auction, and more at a private venue nearby. Ticket holders will receive fundraiser details prior to the event.

    Reserve your tickets today, space is limited and going fast!

    Hope to see you in the City of Brotherly Love next week.

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

  • by Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel February 28, 2013

    The 2013 NORML Aspen Legal Seminar registration site is now live on the NORML website, and we urge you to register now for what will surely be another exceptional legal seminar and wonderful long-weekend with friends and colleagues in the Rocky Mountains. The dates for the seminar this year are Thursday, May 30 through Saturday, June 1 at The Gant, our usual venue in Aspen.

    The program this year will include such timely topics as the legal and ethical obligations of attorneys who represent cannabusinesses; the latest science and law regarding DUID cases; blocking the government from getting your client’s email; avoiding deportation for your non-citizen clients; the changes in probable cause in those states that have some form of legal marijuana; child custody issues for marijuana smokers; various ways to effectively conduct voir dire; all you need to know about cellular telephone tracking; and using your iPhone and iPad for the defense.

    We will also be holding our annual benefit dinner at the lovely home of Chris and Gerry Goldstein on Friday evening, and we have been invited back to Owl Farm, Hunter S. Thomspon’s old homestead, for a cookout and live country music on Saturday afternoon, as guests of Hunter’s widow, Anita Thompson.

    Please plan to join us in Aspen this spring, and experience first hand what it feels like to live in a state that has fully legalized marijuana.

    Those wishing to make your hotel reservations early can call The Gant (970-925-5000), and let them know you are attending the NORML legal seminar to qualify for our block of reduced-rate rooms.

    We hope to see you in Aspen in late May.

    Regards,
    Keith Stroup, Esq.
    NORML Legal Counsel

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director February 11, 2013

    NORML is pleased to announce the first ever Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 16th, 2013!

    The conference will feature a day of enlightening panel discussions and speakers on topics ranging from new reform strategies, recent legislative efforts, the science of medical cannabis, and much more. Hear from some of the most experienced and insightful marijuana law reformers working in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York area. Speakers include Ken Wolski (CMMNJ), Stacia Cosner (Associate Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy), Erik Williams (CampaignsWon, Executive Director CT NORML), Gabriel Sayegh (NY State Director, Drug Policy Alliance), Mallory Loflin (Graduate Student, SUNY-Albany), Evan Nison (Executive Director, NJNORML), Patrick Nightingale (Criminal Defense Attorney, Executive Director Pittsburgh NORML), Erik Altieri (Communications Director, National NORML), Allen St. Pierre (Executive Director, National NORML) and more to be announced soon…

    PA State Senator Daylin Leach

    PA State Senator Daylin Leach

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Pennsylvania State Senator, and sponsor of PA’s legalization bill, Daylin Leach will be giving a keynote address discussing his work on the issue, his recent legislation, and experience working for reform as a sitting politician. Don’t miss it!

    Panel sessions will be held during the day in Claudia Cohen Hall at the University of Pennsylvania and the night will end with a fundraiser featuring live entertainment, a silent auction, and more at a local venue to be announced shortly.

    Reserve your space today. You can purchase tickets to the panel sessions for $40 and tickets to the fundraiser for $20. A limited quantity of combo-passes are also available for $50, giving you access to both events.

    Further information, including agenda, more speakers, entertainment and more will be forthcoming.

    CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

    Hope to see you in the City of Brotherly Love this March.

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director February 16, 2012

    This Week in Weed

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    The first new installment of “This Week in Weed” of 2012 is now streaming on NORMLtv.

    This week, Delaware’s Governor slams the brakes on his state’s medical marijuana program, marijuana decriminalization may go before Detroit voters this year, and NORML announces the dates for our annual Aspen Legal Seminar.

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