NORML Conference 2011 is just four days away in the Mile High City and the NORML Network will be your source for exclusive live coverage, Thursday through Saturday, beginning at 9am Mountain Time. Follow @NORMLNet on Twitter to get the latest stream schedule and updates.
We’ve packed up the gear at RoLLaJaY Studios and loaded it up with Cannabis Karri, our co-host and news editor. She’s making the drive from Portland to Denver and posting updates along the way at http://twitter.com/cannabiskarri – with pictures!
With our studio gear on the road we will not be back on stream live until we set up in Denver. I’m working on getting network replays to air in the meantime.
On Thursday you’ll get me opening the show at 9am with dazzling graphs and statistics, followed by Keith Stroup talking about NORML at 40 years old. Later you’ll see a panel on 2011/2012 State Marijuana Initiatives and then Montel Williams hosting a debate with six Denver Mayoral candidates. Our final two panels will discuss the newest federal policies on medical marijuana and the evolving cannabis commercial industry. That evening concludes with the HIGH TIMES / NORML Awards and a special three-song acoustic performance by Ziggy Marley!
On Friday we begin with Neill Franklin from LEAP delivering the perspective of law enforcement on the failure of prohibition. Research experts will be on a panel discussing the non-THC cannabinoids in marijuana. Two important demographics for reform – women and seniors – will be addressed in the next two panels by the NORML Women’s Alliance and a Seniors panel that includes Dr. Lester Grinspoon. Allen St. Pierre speaks on the treatment of marijuana by the media and the day winds up with a Blogging and Social Networking panel. That evening the Supervillians play a special $ 4.20 performance at the Bluebird Theater.
Our final day, Saturday, begins with breakout sessions on HIGH TIMES cultivation, Colorado’s cannabis commerce laws, medibles cooking, and expert NORML attorneys presentation on How Not to Get Busted. At Noon some of the country’s leading physicians offer perspectives on medical cannabis. Next is our Keynote Luncheon featuring US Congressman Jared Polis followed by Paul Armentano and other experts presenting on Marijuana and Safety. We conclude the day session with a special questions-and-answers event with Dr. Lester Grinspoon, the pioneer of medical marijuana in America. That evening we’ll enjoy the NORML Annual Fundraiser with a performance by Greta Gaines.
We’ll be recording it all plus behind-the-scenes interviews and coverage you won’t see live to air the following week on NORML SHOW LIVE. Also be sure to check out our alternate coverage brought to you by John Doe Radio (http://johndoeradio.com) from our vending area and interviews with conference attendees.