Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Prop. 215

Via Cal NORML


The Compassionate Use Act of 1996, Prop. 215, was the nation’s first law to re-legalize the personal use and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes, leading to a national movement that now is legalizing adult recreational use and sales as well. This event will be held 25 years to the day after California voters approved Prop. 215 at the elegant General’s Residence at Fort Mason, San Francisco.


Speakers will include original sponsors, organizers, medical patients, attorneys and advocates of the Prop. 215 campaign, with memorials to those who have since passed away and to those patients, doctors and caregivers who have been arrested, harassed or imprisoned in the fight for their right to medical marijuana.


 

Cal NORML’s 25th Anniversary

of Prop. 215 Celebration


Join us to celebrate California’s

historic 1996 medical marijuana law

on the date it passed 25 years ago.


Friday, November 5

CONFERENCE: 10 AM – 6 PM

The General’s Residence

Ft. Mason, San Francisco

AFTERPARY: 6:30 – 10:30 PM

The Patio at The Midway

The event can be reached via SF municipal transit lines

Directions, transportation and parking information. for Ft. Mason and The Midway.

To ensure the safety of our attendees, we will be following San Francisco Health Department Guidelines for COVID-19, including vaccination and indoor masking requirements for both events.

AGENDA:

9 AM DOORS OPEN

10 AM – PROGRAM OPENS

Welcome from A.G. Bonta (recording) and Senator Scott Wiener

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM – THE NEED ARISES: THE LEAD-UP TO PROP. 215

Cal NORML director Dale Gieringer – Moderator

Recorded statement by Dennis Peron, proponent Prop 215; recognition of SF Cannabis Buyers Club with Jeff and Bryan Peron

Anna Boyce, RN – former head of the CA Senior Legislature and Prop. 215 proponent

Valerie Corral – founder of the Women’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Santa Cruz, now WAMM Phytotherapies

Ross Mirkarimi – former SF Sheriff and Supervisor

Tom Ammiano – former SF Supervisor and CA Assemblymember

Rand Martin – Sen. John Vasconcellos’s staff

11:30 – 12:45 – TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: THE PROP. 215 CAMPAIGN

Ethan Nadelmann, former director of the Drug Policy Alliance, podcaster at Psychoactive.

Bill Zimmerman, Californians for Medical Rights

George Zimmer, Men’s Wearhouse – Donor

Dave Fratello, CMR campaign spokesman

Jim Gonzalez, CMR

Chris Conrad & Mikki Norris, volunteer petitioner coordinators

12:45 – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK

1:30 – 2:45 MEDICAL MARIJUANA PIONEERS: PATIENTS, DOCTORS, AND CAREGIVERS

Fred Gardner – medical journalist; Society of Cannabis Clinicians; moderator

Dr. Jeff Hergenrather – President, SCC

Dr. Donald Abrams – Researcher

Dr. Frank Lucido – MD

Elvy Musikka – federal MMJ patient

Joe Airone – Sweetleaf Collective

Lynnette Shaw – Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana

Paul Scott – Inglewood Patients Group; LA Black Gay Pride President

3:00 – 4:20 THE LEGAL STRUGGLE: ATTORNEYS, PLAINTIFFS AND PRISONERS

Bill Panzer – Attorney and Prop 215 co-author, Moderator

Dan Abrahamson, DPA – Conant lawsuit affirming doctors’ right to recommend cannabis

Jeff Jones – Oakland Cannabis Buyers Club – Supreme Court Case

Pebbles Trippet – plaintiff People v. Trippet affirming transportation rights

Amy Povah – Prisoners of the Drug War

Dale Schafer – Federal defendant

Ed Rosenthal – Federal defendant & cultivation guru

(4:20 Break)

4:45 – 5:45 LOOKING FORWARD: PROTECTING ACCESS, EQUITY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Ellen Komp – Cal NORML Deputy Director – Moderator

Ian Rassman – LA NORML; Compassion program

Kandice Hawes-Lopez – OC NORML; FACES program

Bram Goodwin – Brownie Mary Democratic Club, SF

Amber Senter – MAKR House and Supernova Women

Sean Kiernan – Weed for Warriors


7:00 – 11 PM AFTERPARTY AT THE PATIO AT THE MIDWAY

900 Marin St., San Francisco, 94124

(Doors open at 6:30 PM for conference attendees.)

Sponsored by Emerald Farm Tours and the Law Offices of Bruce Margolin.


GET YOUR TICKET TO THE CONFERENCE AND AFTERPARTY

To ensure the safety of our attendees, we will be following San Francisco Health Department Guidelines for COVID-19, including vaccination and indoor masking requirements for both events.

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