Drug Policy Conference – Thursday evening

One of the great things about the conference is that I get to see all these people who I know very well online, but hadn’t met yet in person. I got to meet jackl and several other members of the Drug WarRant community. Loretta Nall was there in her cowboy hat and it was a delight to chat with her. And, of course, a lot of those who I met last year — Daniel, Scott Morgan, David Guard, etc., etc.
Howard Woolridge’s wife arrived last night sporting a “Moms say pot should be legal. Ask me why” T-shirt to go along with Howard’s “Cops say drugs…” shirt.
Attended a fun workshop: Dream About a Reefer 50 Feet Long: 50 Years of Marijuana in Music by Dr. John Morgan — should actually have been titled 100 years of marijuana in music. He had video of all sorts of music that featured marijuana references from the early jazz music to rock, country, broadway, rap, and reggae. It was delightful.
I’ve asked Dr. Morgan to send me his song list. If I get it, I’ll share it with you.
Went to dinner at Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA Restaurant — a very special treat. The maƤtre d’ smiled at my marijuana button and the waitress said she loved my Dark Side of the Moon tie. Food was amazing. I had:

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
with Banana Whipped Sweet Potatoes,
Tamarind Glaze, Rapini and Green Chile Mole

Time to get ready for the next day’s activities.

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