Nov 7, 2011

Drug Policy: Reform Regroups: 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference

HIGHTIMES.COM: "Attracting national figures like former New Mexico Governor (and current Republican presidential candidate) Gary Johnson, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, PBS travel host Rick Steves, and even a Skype appearance by Virgin CEO Richard Branson, the 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Los Angeles brought together leaders of the global ant-Drug War movement for a bi-annual meeting of the minds held amid an air of uncertainty regarding the federal government’s renewed attempts to “crack down” on medical marijuana.

Sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance, which advocates for the legalization of all drugs, the Reform Conference featured over 1,000 attendees from more than thirty nations and dozens of activist organizations to discuss their own struggles and achievements in ending the War on Drugs, and to discover new ways to work together and support each other’s efforts." read more

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