National Marijuana Policy Experts Convene in Denver for Mile-High Marijuana Summit—To Be Broadcast Live Online This Saturday.

I’d like to invite you to watch a live broadcast of the Mile-High Marijuana Summit online this Saturday November 6 from 7:00PM-10:00PM Mountain Time.

November ballots were host to some of the most consequential elections in recent years involving marijuana. On Nov. 2 Californians voted down an initiative to legalize small amounts of marijuana for adults. South Dakotans and Oregonians voted down medical marijuana initiatives, and in Arizona the vote is too close to call at this time. On Saturday evening experts will discuss the future of local and national marijuana policies. The Summit will be an opportunity for Colorado activists and dispensary owners to convene with national experts for an evening in the mile high city to assess the results of recent elections, discuss implications, and strategize together in light of these results.

Speakers include:

  • Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Executive Director, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), will discuss MAPS’ newest medical marijuana protocol treating veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and how the Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Institute of Drug Abuse are obstructing medical marijuana research.
  • Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance, a national organization working to end the war on drugs by promoting policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights
  • Mason Tvert, Executive Director of SAFER, a Denver based organization responsible for Denver’s 2005 and 2007 marijuana initiatives and Colorado State’s 2006 initiative
  • Brian Vicente, Executive Director, Sensible Colorado, the organization is the primary resource for Colorado’s licensed medical marijuana patients, and has engaged in successful litigation involving the “Test Cases” of Denver’s I-100 Ordinance which removed penalties for adult possession of under an ounce of marijuana
  • Aaron Houston, Executive Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, an international organization with hundreds of autonomous chapters on college and high school campuses
  • Sue Sisley, M.D., private practice physician and medical marijuana activist from Phoenix will discuss the Arizona medical marijuana initiative
  • Jeff Jones, Co-founder of Oaksterdam University and lead proponent of California’s Proposition 19, the tax and regulate Cannabis Initiative of 2010
  • Steve Fox, Director of Government Relations, Marijuana Policy Project, a national organization that has played key roles in passing several state’s medical marijuana laws and Massachusetts’ decriminalization initiative

There is still space available in person at the summit, but please RSVP because this space is limited: www.maps.org/mmjsummit

Link to live online broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mile-high-marijuana-summit

Enthusiastically yours,

Brian Wallace
MAPS Director of Field Development

 
 
 P.S. – Tickets are still available for these other events in Colorado and Los Angeles:

 

 

Principles and Practices of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy Workshop (Boulder, Nov. 7)

MAPS/SSDP Autumn Gala Celebration (Boulder, Nov. 7)

Catalysts, Mini-Conference (Los Angeles on Dec. 11-12)

Critical Components Benefactor Dinner (Los Angeles on Dec. 11)

Flux Party (Los Angeles on Dec. 11)