Texas Regional NORML Conference

Posted on: May 6, 2013

It’s high time Texas grabbed prohibition by the horns!

DFW NORML proudly presents the Texas Regional NORML Conference at the Norris Conference Center (304 Houston St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76102-7404)
in downtown Fort Worth from June 7 – 9. This historic event includes over a dozen speakers such as Keith Stroup, founder of NORML, Judge Jim Gray, the 2012 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nominee, expert cultivation and concentrate tips, medicinal alternatives to smoking, an exclusive screening of the new documentary American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny, patient testimonials, a hemp fashion show, reception and live art show, two after parties, vendors, prizes and more than a few surprises.

The primary goals for the Texas Regional NORML Conference are:

1.) Give Texans an honest, entertaining and interactive cannabis education.
2.) Showcase the strength of the Texas effort to end prohibition.
3.) Call all Texans to action because now is the time to get involved!

Get your 3 Day pass for a $100 donation which includes all days of the conference, the reception, both after parties and a swag bag full of goodies provided by our generous sponsors. Discounted pricing available for students, seniors, veterans, media and NORML chapters.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

The deadline for online registration of the Texas Regional NORML Conference is 6/7. Otherwise, you can register in person 6/7 – 6/9 for the same price!

Conference Agenda

This is the current agenda for the Texas Regional NORML Conference. All speakers are confirmed unless otherwise noted. Times are subject to change so check this page for the most up to date version.

Day 1 – Friday June 7, 2013

4:00 pmLive Art and Music Reception at Froggy’s Boat House
4400 White Settlement Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76114
$5 Cover or Free with 3 Day Pass. 18+ Welcome.

Day 2 – Saturday June 8, 2013

8:30amComplimentary Coffee Service
9:00 amIntroductions by Shaun McAlister, Executive Director of DFW NORML
9:15 amThe Dawn of Legalization: Erik Altieri, Communications Director for National NORML
9:30 amKeith Stroup, Legal Counsel and Founder of NORML
10:00 amDebating Effectively for Marijuana Reform: Russ Belville, Executive Director of 420Radio.org
10:15 amWhen Drugs Are Legalized: Terry Nelson, Executive Board Member at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), former Border Patrol agent and Homeland Security Supervisor
10:30 amMoms & Students Working to End the War on Drugs: Margarita McAuliffe, Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Texas Moms United
10:45 amWhy Libertarian?: Allen Patterson, Chairman of the Tarrant County Libertarian Party
11:00 amWhy Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It:
Judge Jim Gray – 2012 Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate and Retired Superior Court Judge
11:30 amMeet and Greet with Judge Jim Gray, Keith Stroup and Russ Belville
11:45 amBreak for Lunch
12:30 pmFilm Screening: American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny
2:00 pmMike Hyde, father of Cash Hyde and Founder of the Cash Hyde Foundation
2:30 pmThe War on Drugs and the For-Profit Prison System: Adrian Murray, Founding member of the 912 Project Fort Worth
2:45 pmDrug Policy Reform in Texas: Joy Strickland, Founder of Mothers Against Teen Violence
3:00 pmUsing Drugs Religiously: Dr. Russell Elleven, Unitarian Minister
3:30 pmCaught in the Middle – Keeping Your Children Safe From Prohibition: Leslie Burgoyne, Family Law Attorney and member of the NORML Legal Counsel
3:45 pmWorkshop: Cultivating Quality Medicine
Forest Scott and Nicole Pisut of Tinctura Coltivare
4:20 pmClosing
5:00 pmAfter Party #1 at Red Goose Saloon
306 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
$5 Cover or Free with 3 Day Pass. 18+ Welcome.

Day 3 – Sunday June 9, 2013

8:30amComplimentary Coffee Service
9:00 amKeeping Up the Momentum: Erik Altieri, Communications Director for National NORML
9:15 amGetting the Sick and Dying off the Battlefield of the War on Drugs: Stephen Betzen, Founder of the Texas Coalition for Compassionate Care
9:30 amWorkshop: Medicinal Alternatives to Smoking Marijuana
Toni Ann Haskett-Mills, Patient Advocate for Medical Cannabis Patients with 28 yrs experience in Direct Patient Care
10:00 amWar on Drugs in Texas: Larry Talley, Strategist for DFW NORML, speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and retired US Navy
10:15 amTHC Activism: Clif Deuvall, Co-chair of Texas at US Marijuana Party of Texas, Chairman at Texas Cannabis Party and Founder Norml of Waco Inc. at NORML
10:30 amDriving While Intoxicated Under the Influence of Marijuana: Jamie Balagia, Public Information Officer and Attorney at San Antonio NORML
10:45 amThe Box Canyon of Medical Marijuana: Russ Belville, Executive Director of 420Radio.org
11:00 amHemp Fashion Show featuring clothing from Mary Jane Smokewear, Homegrown Outfitters, Doobi.us, OdelA Threadz, DFW NORML and Minawear Hemp Loungewear
11:45 amBreak for Lunch
1:30 pmWorkshop: Creating Concentrates
Forest Scott and Nicole Pisut of Tinctura Coltivare
2:00 pmDerek Cross, Author of Hemp Healthy Today
2:15 pmWorkshop: Cooking with Hemp
Derek Cross, Author of Hemp Healthy Today
2:30 pmRob Kampia, Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project
3:00 pmCBD’s – The Anti-THC / Possible Best Hope For MMJ Patients Failed By Traditional Medicine: Stuart Guss, National MMJ Event Judge, State Coordinator/Cannabis Career Institute, Founder/MMJ MUSE Project (CBD Research), lifelong MMJ activist, medical professional and OG Grower
3:15 pmSecret Unannounced Speaker #2
3:30 pmHow Forming Unusual Allies Breaks Stereotypes: Cheyanne Weldon, Executive Director of Texas NORML
3:45 pmTristan Tucker, Executive Director of UNT NORML
4:00 pmShaun McAlister, Executive Director of DFW NORML
4:20 pmClosing
5:00 pmAfter Party #2 at the Whiskey Girl Saloon
2413 Ellis Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
$5 Cover or Free with 3 Day Pass. 18+ Welcome.














– Shaun McAlister, Executive Director of DFW NORML

– Joy Strickland – Founder of Mothers Against Teen Violence

– Leslie Burgoyne, DFW NORML Family Law Attorney

– Allen Patterson – Chairman of the Tarrant County Libertarian Party

– Toni Ann Hanskett-Mills – Patient Advocate for Medical Cannabis Patients with 28 yrs experience in Direct Patient Care

– Stephen Betzen – Founder of the Texas Coalition for Compassionate Care

– Adrian Murray – Founding member of the 912 Project Fort Worth and President and CEO of Painless Performance Products

Conference Ticket Pricing – Tickets On Sale Now – Click Here

3-Day Pass – $100
Includes: Three Day Registration, Reception, After Party, Swag Bag

Students & Seniors, 3 Day Pass – $50 – For Full Time Undergraduate Students, Veterans and Seniors over 65
Includes: Three Day Registration, Reception, After Party, Swag Bag

2 Day Pass – $60
1 Day Pass – $40

Media passes are available. Email your request to thedfwnorml@gmail.com.

Discounted pricing available for NORML chapters sending 3 or more members. DFW NORML members should select the “NORML Chapter Pricing” option.

NORML CHAPTER – 3 Day Pass – $75 per person
NORML CHAPTER – 2 Day Pass – $50 per person
NORML CHAPTER – 1 Day Pass – $25 per person

Sponsors Pricing – $250
Includes: Table during all days of the conference, banners hanging during after-parties and links/mention on the website event page and Facebook event page.

Hotel Information for the Texas Regional NORML Conference

HOSTED BY DFW NORML AND SPONSORED BY:

Texas NORML
UNT NORML
Waco NORML
San Antonio NORML
Houston NORML
UTA NORML
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
Cash Hyde Foundation
Tarrant County Libertarian Party
Texas Coalition for Compassionate Care
Mothers Against Teen Violence
Tinctura
Habit’s Smoke Shop
Hempy’s Emporium
Filters Smoke Shop
Minawear Hemp Clothing
Cash Hyde Foundation
Cannabis Energy Drink
Smoke Room Photography
Mary Jane Smokewear
Odela Threadz
Modified Models
420Radio.org
Skunk Magazine
Hail Mary Jane
The 420 Times
Deep Ellum On Air
Pottles
Hemp Healthy Today
Magical Butter
Big Bubble Hemp Oil Soap
Wrap TX
The American Open Currency Standard
Homegrown Outfitters
iamshaun.com
Hostile Pipes
Froggy’s Boat House
Red Goose Saloon
Whiskey Girl Saloon
Meaty Cut BBQ & Catering, LLC
– Matthew Warlick @ SoulCore.net
– PffaffenShop Illustration & Design
Pitch-N-Puff
– Cannapete Ventures
McCort Entertainment
Fish Bowl Radio Network
Mr. Keifbox Woodworking
Doobi.us

Looking to sponsor or support the Texas Regional NORML Conference? Email Pete@dfwnorml.org!