On Saturday, March 19th, a conference is being held in Los Angeles to discuss where the cannabis law reform movement goes from here. Below is an excerpt from an email blast from our friends at OC NORML.
Saturday, March 19th at Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood
“Next Steps for Marijuana Reform in California,” a day-long gathering
of marijuana reform advocates, will take place March 19th at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre 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
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 Theatre 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 Theatre, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood
Admission: $20 for the conference; $20 for the reception. A $30
discounted ticket for both events is available online in advance only.
We have to start planning now for 2012, especially in states like California. If you are in the area, a conference like this would be a great place to make contacts and get all the latest information about the movement in your state. California must lead the way in marijuana law reform, and the big test comes next year.