Gary Weigert, State Rep. Paul Curtman, and I will share a panel at Show-Me Cannabis Reform Spring Conference Saturday, April 13 from 1:45 to 2:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Downtown, 200 N. Fourth St.
Our panel discusses the conservative case for marijuana law reform.
I am honored by the invitation, and I’d love to see a big turnout of tea partiers for the event.
Here’s the full schedule of events
11:00 – 11:15: Opening Remarks (SMCR Executive Director John W. Payne)
11:15 – 12:00: Law Enforcement for Cannabis Law Reform (former narcotics agent Travis Noble, former U.S. Assistant Attorney David Rosen, former Denver police officer and LEAP member Tony Ryan, and Saint Louis City police sergeant Gary Wiegert)
12:15 – 1:00: Break for Lunch on Your Own
1:00 – 1:45: Local Reform — Promises and Perils (Saint Louis Alderman Shane Cohn, Joplin activist and former SMCR board member Kelly Maddy, SMCR board member and president of Springfield Cannabis Regulation Maranda Jo Reynolds, and SMCR board chair and author of Columbia’s cannabis reforms Dan Viets)
1:45 – 2:30: Conservatives for Cannabis Law Reform (Gary Wiegert and Bill Hennessy, both of the Saint Louis Tea Party, and Rep. Paul Curtman)
2:30 – 2:45: Coffee Break
2:45 – 3:30: Reforms in the Legislature (Rep. Rory Ellinger, Rep. Mike Colona (depending on his availability), and Rep. Paul Curtman)
3:30 – 4:15: State of the Movement in Missouri (SMCR board members and NORML chapter leaders)
4:15 – 4:30: Break
4:30 – 5:00: Publisher Ray Hartmann (Saint Louis Magazine, founder of the Riverfront Times, and co-host of TV news show Donnybrook)
5:00 – 5:45: Keynote (Tony Ryan of LEAP, 36 year Denver police officer, and spokesperson for Colorado’s Amendment 64)
5:45 – 6:00: Closing Remarks (SMCR Executive Director John Payne)
(N.B. The names of institutions that speakers are affiliated with are for identification purposes only and should not be read as institutional endorsements of the speaker’s views. Nor do any of the speakers speak for Show-Me Cannabis as a group.)
After the conference, please join us at the Saint Louis Italian Restaurant and Pizza Company (310 De Baliviere Avenue, formerly Talaynas on the Park) to celebrate the progress we are making and raise money for the cause. Tickets for that dinner can be purchased here for $10. We will be holding a live auction after the dinner, so if you have an item you’d like to contribute to the cause, bring it with you. If you are not able to attend, but would still like to contribute an auction item, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will do what I can to see that it gets there.
I hope to see you there.
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