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Live From DFW NORML Texas Regional Conference This Weekend


dfw norml russ belville marijuana conferenceThis Friday, “Radical” Russ Belville, executive director of 420RADIO, will be emceeing the Live Art and Music Reception for the Texas Regional NORML Conference from Froggy’s Boat House in Fort Worth, Texas.  We are excited to bring you live episodes of The Russ Belville Show and Toker Talk Radio from the event, as well as a live look-in later that evening on the Urb Thrasher Flower Hour.

Froggy’s is at 4400 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, Texas.  The event costs a $5 Cover or is FREE with 3 Day Pass. 18+ Welcome.  Bands performing include:

  • 5:00pm – 5:30 – Mark Spits – Rap
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm – So-So Topic – Hip Hop
  • 6:15pm – 7:00pm – UNANNOUNCED
  • 7:15pm – 8:00pm – The Effinays – Funk / Reggae / Rock
  • 8:15pm – 9:00pm – Radsha – Reggae
  • 9:15pm – 10:00pm – Bum Lucky – Reggae / Alternative Rock
  • 10:15pm – 11:00pm – Mix Magyk – Jam / Jazz / Fusion

Saturday and Sunday the Conference begins.  We will attempt to bring you live streaming audio from the Conference if internet service permits.  The scheduled agenda includes:

Saturday June 8, 2013

8:30am Complimentary Coffee Service
9:00 am Introductions by Shaun McAlister, Executive Director of DFW NORML
9:15 am The Dawn of Legalization: Erik Altieri, Communications Director for National NORML
9:30 am Keith Stroup, Legal Counsel and Founder of NORML
10:00 am Debating Effectively for Marijuana Reform: Russ Belville, Executive Director of 420Radio.org
10:15 am When Drugs Are Legalized: Terry Nelson, Executive Board Member at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), former Border Patrol agent and Homeland Security Supervisor
10:30 am Moms & Students Working to End the War on Drugs: Margarita McAuliffe, Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Texas Moms United
10:45 am Why Libertarian?: Allen Patterson, Chairman of the Tarrant County Libertarian Party
11:00 am Why 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 am Meet and Greet with Judge Jim Gray, Keith Stroup and Russ Belville
11:45 am Break for Lunch
12:30 pm Film Screening: American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny
2:00 pm Mike Hyde, father of Cash Hyde and Founder of the Cash Hyde Foundation
2:30 pm The War on Drugs and the For-Profit Prison System: Adrian Murray, Founding member of the 912 Project Fort Worth
2:45 pm Drug Policy Reform in Texas: Joy Strickland, Founder of Mothers Against Teen Violence
3:00 pm Using Drugs Religiously: Dr. Russell Elleven, Unitarian Minister
3:30 pm Caught in the Middle – Keeping Your Children Safe From Prohibition: Leslie Burgoyne, Family Law Attorney and member of the NORML Legal Counsel
3:45 pm Workshop: Cultivating Quality Medicine
Forest Scott and Nicole Pisut of Tinctura Coltivare
4:20 pm Closing
5:00 pm After Party #1 at Red Goose Saloon (emcee: Russ Belville)
306 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
$5 Cover or Free with 3 Day Pass. 18+ Welcome.

Sunday June 9, 2013

8:30am Complimentary Coffee Service
9:00 am Keeping Up the Momentum: Erik Altieri, Communications Director for National NORML
9:15 am Getting the Sick and Dying off the Battlefield of the War on Drugs: Stephen Betzen, Founder of the Texas Coalition for Compassionate Care
9:30 am Workshop: 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 am War on Drugs in Texas: Larry Talley, Strategist for DFW NORML, speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and retired US Navy
10:15 am THC 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 am Driving While Intoxicated Under the Influence of Marijuana: Jamie Balagia, Public Information Officer and Attorney at San Antonio NORML
10:45 am The Box Canyon of Medical Marijuana: Russ Belville, Executive Director of 420Radio.org
11:00 am Hemp Fashion Show featuring clothing from Mary Jane Smokewear, Homegrown Outfitters, Doobi.us, OdelA Threadz, DFW NORML and Minawear Hemp Loungewear (emcee: Russ Belville)
11:45 am Break for Lunch
1:30 pm Workshop: Creating Concentrates
Forest Scott and Nicole Pisut of Tinctura Coltivare
2:00 pm Derek Cross, Author of Hemp Healthy Today
2:15 pm Workshop: Cooking with Hemp
Derek Cross, Author of Hemp Healthy Today
2:30 pm Rob Kampia, Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project
3:00 pm CBD’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 pm Secret Unannounced Speaker #2
3:30 pm How Forming Unusual Allies Breaks Stereotypes: Cheyanne Weldon, Executive Director of Texas NORML
3:45 pm Tristan Tucker, Executive Director of UNT NORML
4:00 pm Shaun McAlister, Executive Director of DFW NORML
4:20 pm Closing
5:00 pm After Party #2 at the Whiskey Girl Saloon (emcee: Russ Belville)
2413 Ellis Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
$5 Cover or Free with 3 Day Pass. 18+ Welcome.


About Author

Executive Director: Russ Belville has been active in Oregon marijuana reform since 2005, when he was elected second-in-command of the state affiliate, Oregon NORML. After four years with Oregon NORML, Russ was hired by National NORML in 2009, working as Outreach Coordinator and hosting the NORML Daily Audio Stash podcast until 2012. Since then, Russ launched the 420RADIO marijuana legalization network and is the host of The Russ Belville Show, a live daily marijuana news talk radio program. Russ is also a prolific writer, with over 300 articles posted online and in print in HIGH TIMES, Huffington Post, Alternet, The Weed Blog, Marijuana Politics, and more.

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