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NORML 2001 Conference

Discussion in 'Marijuana News from The USA' started by RMJL, Mar 1, 2001.

  1. Colleagues:

    This is a reminder that the NORML 2001 Conference is scheduled for
    Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 in Washington, DC. The
    conference, entitled "4:20, A Celebration of Personal Freedom," will
    be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.

    Please make your hotel reservations now (telephone number 800-HOTELS-1)
    (ask for the "NORML Conference), to assure that you obtain a room at
    the special conference rate of $129 per night, single or double
    occupancy. Only a limited number of rooms are being held at the reduced
    rate, so please act soon.

    New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the nation's leading advocate for ending
    the drug war and legalizing marijuana, will be the luncheon speaker on
    Thursday, April 19. Other featured speakers include Rep. Barney Frank
    (D-MA), the principal Congressional sponsor of a federal medical use
    bill; San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan; and ACLU
    Executive Director Ira Glasser, who will deliver the keynote speech
    on Thursday morning.

    The underlying premise of the conference is that we should stop
    arresting responsible marijuana smokers. Throughout the 3-day
    conference, panels will address topics such as the medical use of
    marijuana; drug laws, civil liberties and discrimination; the courts
    and marijuana policy; a rational harm reduction policy regarding
    kids and marijuana; state voter initiatives; developments in Europe
    and Canada; and new strategies to respond to new opportunities.

    NORML has scheduled this conference to coincide with "4/20,"
    the date that has become associated in the popular culture as a
    special day for marijuana smokers -- sort of what "It's Miller time"
    has become to beer drinkers. We hope to build on that tradition
    and encourage reform supporters to join us in Washington, DC
    as a way to celebrate 4/20,".

    Social events include a High Times/NORML opening reception
    on Thursday evening, with a silent art auction and a special awards
    presentation; and a special High Times 4/20 Celebration to benefit
    NORML on Friday evening.

    The annual NORML conference is open to all who support
    reforming marijuana policy. It provides an exceptional opportunity
    to meet and network with allies from across the country and
    prepare for the year ahead.

    For additional details and online registration, visit the NORML
    web site at http://norml.org


    Keith Stroup
    Executive Director

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