Hundreds Expected at 12/19 Medical Marijuana "Stakeholder" Meeting

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Legislators and patients to staff panels discussing need for responsible reform DENVER, CO — On Saturday, December 19, 2009, the state's leading medical marijuana advocacy group, Sensible Colorado, will host a community "Stakeholder" meeting at the University of Denver Law School. This first of its kind gathering will feature panels comprised of medical marijuana patients, legislators, and business leaders-- all joined together to discuss impending regulation in this quickly developing field. "This unique forum will give equal say to both State Senators and AIDS survivors," said Brian Vicente, event organizer and head of Sensible Colorado. "Each has a valid viewpoint, and both will be heard on Saturday." This free event is designed to elicit maximum participation from individuals who will be effected by changes in the medical marijuana law. The event will feature three panels comprised of business leaders, patients, legislators, and policymakers. A full list of event details, including featured panelists, is pasted below. WHAT: Stakeholder Meeting to discuss medical marijuana policy in 2010 WHEN: Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 1-4pm WHERE: University of Denver Law School, Student Forum, 2255 East Evans Ave., Denver CO 80208. WHO: This event is free and open to the public. Join patients, providers, legislators, and advocates. AGENDA: 1pm: "Patients Perspective" panel featuring Damien LaGoy (AIDS activist), Dan Pope (Sensible Colorado), Roger Ronnas (Colorado Springs), and Vicki Meadows (Longmont). 2pm: "Policymakers" panel featuring Sen. Pat Steadman, fmr. Senator Bob Hagedorn, Sen. Chris Romer (invited), and Steve Fox (Marijuana Policy Project). 3pm: "Safe Access: Distribution Models" featuring Wanda James (Denver), Dr. Paul Bregman, Jill LaMouriex, and Todd Young (Boulder).