Two noteworthy conferences that will address Drug Policy issues are coming up in February and March of 2015.
The FIRST conference is:
International Cannabis Business Conference
Februrary 15, 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
“The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is a business and networking event like none other. It is unique in that it brings in the top cannabis attorneys and professionals, as well as politicians, celebrities and journalists from around the U.S. and the world. The days are filled with networking and well-informed and lively speakers, and the evenings are filled with music and laughter. The ICBC is an environment expressly created for learning and networking and is a must attend for any serious Canna entrepreneur.
Dr. Carl Hart, Ph.D, an associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University. Author of “High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-discovery that Challenges Everything you know about Drugs and Society”.
Ethan Nadelmann, founding director of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), a driving force behind many successful marijuana law reform measures.
Amanda Reiman, Manager of Marijuana Law and Policy at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA),
Dale Gieringer, the state director of California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) since 1987
Anthony Johnson, the Director of New Approach Oregon, the political action committee responsible for the successful 2014 ballot measure that legalized and regulated marijuana in Oregon.
CONGRESSMAN DANA ROHRABACHER- Currently serving his 13th term in Congress, he represents California’s scenic 48th District. He co-sponsored the amendment to the Omnibus spending bill which eliminated Federal Funding for law enforcement interference with medical marijuana programs.
The SECOND CONFERENCE IS:
National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference
(3rd Annual), March 27-31, 2015
in Washington, DC.
The speakers are not listed, however this conference is welcome to many: Medical cannabis patients, legal professional, medical professionals, advocates, caregivers, industry professionals or professionals working in any aspect of advocacy including federal, state or local government relations, public relations, public affairs, community activism, coalitions, public policy, campaigns, PAC and grassroots, politics, legislation, and communications.
March 31st is reserved for “LOBBY DAY”. They note that:
“We know that the best outcomes happen when medical cannabis patients and advocates have a voice in the conversation about policies that affect their lives and/or the lives of loved ones.
Research shows that YOUR citizen lobbying is 6x more effective than lobbying from special interest groups.
When you register for the conference we will make an appointment for you to meet with your Representative on our Lobby Day, March 31, 2015.”
Please pass this information along to others who might wish to attend.