The 2009 Missouri NORML/SSDP Conference is underway with a great start. After the excellent welcomes from Evan Groll and Scott Lauher (who deserve a big hand for putting this together, with others, of course), I led things off with my elevator arguments workshop. Great participation from the very engaged and large group in attendance.
Cliff Thornton then delivered the keynote, with an interesting discussion about what we do after legalization to make the transition work a societal status with “innocent” people in prison and large groups of drug war dependent workers, to a completely new societal dynamic.
I highly recommend Shakespeare’s Pizza in Columbia – oh, and a shout out to Joe and Sarah and all the others I chatted with so far. I’m looking forward to some more stimulating discussion tomorrow.
For those conference attendees new to Drug WarRant, here are a few links to things I was discussing:
- Why is Marijuana Illegal
- DrugWar Victims
- Bong Hits for Jesus
- April Witt’s piece in the Washington Post about Mayor Cheye Calvo, his family and his dogs.
Join in the conversation (and for those who won the thongs, let me know how you like them!)