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D.C.: Medical Marijuana Advocacy Group To Host 3rd Annual Conference

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Scientists, patients, doctors, advocates, lawyers, policymakers unite to further advance public health policy reforms

Medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA), will hold its third annual national Unity Conference, "Wellness is Winning," in Washington, D.C. on March 27-31, 2015.

The conference will highlight medical and legal experts, policymakers, and a wide array of workshops and panels focusing on scientific research, strategic planning, and skills building. On Tuesday, March 31, ASA will host a press conference at 11 a.m., followed by a lobby day with hundreds of patient advocates.

What: Third Annual National Unity Conference, "Wellness is Winning"
When: March 27-31, 2015, including a press conference at 11 a.m. on March 31
Where: Loews Madison Hotel, 1177 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C.; press conference will be on the Capitol grounds
Media is invited to attend the conference at no charge; participants are encouraged to register in advance.

"Patients and advocates are excited to be gathering this year after an historic victory in Congress, which paved the way for a very promising bill in the U.S. Senate," said ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer. "Hundreds of patients and advocates will gather in the nation's capitol next week with a unified goal to urge Congress to adopt sensible federal medical marijuana policy reform."

U.S.: Medical Marijuana Advocacy Group Announces 2nd Annual Conference in DC

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Scientists, patients, doctors, advocates, lawyers, policymakers unite at April 5-7 conference to advance public health policy reforms

Medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) formally announced on Friday its second annual Unity Conference, "Navigating Medical Cannabis in the Mainstream," to be held in Washington, D.C. on April 5-7, 2014.

The conference will highlight medical and legal experts, policymakers, and a wide array of workshops and panels focusing on scientific research, strategic planning, and skills building. On Monday, April 7, ASA will host a press conference at 11 am, followed by a Hill briefing at Noon and a lobby day with hundreds of patient advocates.

"With medical marijuana moving more into the mainstream, patients and advocates are coming together to learn about the science and how to utilize increased attention on cannabis to bring about meaningful change," said ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer. "This conference is not just for patients and advocates, however, it's also for lawyers, doctors, policymakers, and key stakeholders in the effort to establish medical marijuana as one of the public health issues of our time."

What: National Unity Conference: "Navigating Medical Cannabis in the Mainstream"
When: April 5-7, 2014, including a press conference at 11 am on April 7
Where: The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Mississippi: Voices of the Victims Tour Concludes In Jackson With Call To End War On Drugs

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At Historic Meeting, Mexican Poet Javier Sicilia and “New Jim Crow” Author Michelle Alexander to Discuss Human Costs of Drug War – and Urgent Need for Alternatives – On Both Sides of Border

Mexican poet and peace leader Javier Sicilia on Friday will arrive in Jackson, Mississippi, for an historic meeting with Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, to discuss how to end the failed Drug War, the primary driver of both the extreme violence plaguing Mexico and the systemic racism pervading the U.S. criminal justice system.

Sicilia’s visit concludes the bi-national “Voices of the Victims” Tour, during which he and other Drug War survivors have traveled to a dozen cities in the U.S. and Canada to call for alternatives to the War On Drugs, which has left more than 80,000 people murdered, 25,000 disappeared and 250,000 displaced in Mexico in just seven years.

“Our purpose is to honor our victims, to make their names and faces visible, and to raise awareness of the unbearable pain and loss caused by the drug war -– a war that has torn apart so many families and devoured so many young lives in Mexico, as well as the United States,” Sicilia said. “As neighbors, we must continue building a bi-national people’s movement in order to force our governments to fulfill their shared responsibility for protecting families and communities on both sides of the border.”

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