[act-ma] Maine Medical Cannabis Conference on June

Roger Leisner rleisnerrfm at yahoo.com
Mon May 31 10:44:07 PDT 2010

Notice:  There will be no economic barriers for attendees
Maine Medical Cannabis ConferenceSaturday, June 5th , 2010University of Southern Maine/PortlandAbramson Community Education Center 

Registration Begins: 8:30 – 9:30 am Lobby of Hannaford Lecture Hall 
• There will be no economic barriers for attendees• Government Officials free (Legislators, elected Municipal officials and law enforcement)• Student/Patient/General Public - $25 registration
 fee   (scholarships available for low income folks)
• Caregiver/Health Worker - $25 registration fee• Potential Dispensary Operator - $100 registration fee  
Welcome: 9:30 - 9:35 - Hannaford Lecture Hall 
Welcome - Jonathan Leavitt  (Maine Marijuana Policy Initiative)
Welcoming Remarks: 9:35 – 9:45 am – Hannaford Lecture Hall 
Welcome –
 Senator Rep. Anne Haskell 
Guest Presentation: 9:45 -10:10 - Hannaford Lecture Hall 
Key Note Speaker: Montell Williams  

Breakout Session #1 – 10:15 – 11:45 
Room 1: (Patients/Caregivers) – How do you access your medicine legally? What is the role of a caregiver and how do I become one?Facilitated by:  Representative Anne Haskell 
Panelists:  Kathy Bubar, Maine DHHS 
                  Alysia Melnick, Maine Civil Liberties Union 
                  Faith Benedetti, Advocate
Room 2: (Dispensaries) – Opening and Operating a Dispensary (CLE Qualified)Facilitated by:  Attorney Dan WalkerPanelists: 
   Attorney Brett Witham                  Becky Dekeuster - Berkeley Patients Group                  Vincent/John (Portland based IT/Security)                  Linda Gorgos - New Mexico 
Room 3: (Government Officials) – What does Maine’s law mean for State and local officials and law enforcement? (model ordinances, zoning, law enforcement)Facilitated by:    Mike SaxlPanelists:   District Attorney (tba)                     Kate Dufor, Maine Municipal Association        
             Sheriff Mark Dion (Cumberland County - ME)Room 4: (Health care workers) – What is medicinal marijuana and it’s benefits?Facilitated by:  Gordon Smith, Executive Vice President,Maine Medical Association Panelists:  Dr. John Woytowicz                    Dr. Dustin Sulak                    Paul Armentano - NORML 
Break for Lunch – 11:45 am – 1:00 pm (Local establishments or by USM for a fee) Plenary Panel: 1:00 – 2:00 - Hannaford Lecture HallMedical Marijuana in the United
Facilitator:  Jill HarrisPanelists:    Wendy Chapkis, Professor at USM and Author of “Dying to Get High"Steph Sherer - Americans for Safe AccessDebbie Goldsberry, Berkeley Patients Group  Breakout Session #2 – 2:15 – 3:30 
Room 1: (Patients & Caregivers) – Facilitating and utilizing medicineFacilitated by:  Jay Nutting Panelists:  Faith Benedetti - Dustin Sulak - Matt Hawes Room
 2: (Dispensaries) – Open Q & AFacilitated by: Senator Stan
Panelists:  Debbie Goldsberry (Berkely Patients Group)
                  Kathy Bubar Maine DHHS 
Room 3: (Government Officials) – How it works in other statesFacilitated by:   Rep. Anne Haskell 
Panelists:   Linda Gorgos - NM          Steph Sherer   Room 4: (health care workers) – Best
 Practices for Physicians and other health providers, the role of physicians in Maine’s new law. 
Facilitated by: Gordon Smith 
Panelists:  Dr. John Woytowitcz
                   Dr. Frank Lucido - California 
                  Dr. Amanda Reiman - UC Berkeley 
Closing Presentation: 3:40 - 4
 :15pm – Hannaford Lecture Hall 
Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML  
Jonathan Leavitt
Maine Marijuana Policy Initiative
Maine Citizens for Patients Rights
Cow Pasture Productions
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