Forum on Medical Marijuana, Saturday, April 23rd on the DU Campus, Sturm College of Law, Room 165 (Moot Court Room) at 1 p.m.

March 1, 2011 No Comments

What: Senator Aguilar will host a panel of seven experts to discuss the impact of medical marijuana legislation and ideas for future legislation. 

When: Saturday, April 23rd at 1 p.m.

Where: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Moot Courtroom, Room 165

Panelists will consider the following questions:
It has been over 10 years since Colorado passed its medical marijuana amendment to the Colorado Constitution, and a year since the legislature passed the first set of laws to regulate the industry.  Has the amendment and the legislation that followed had an overall positive effect on Colorado citizens, or has it done more harm than good?

How can the Colorado Legislature act to protect access to medical marijuana for legitimate use while preventing misuse and unsafe situations for other citizens?

About Our Panelists:
Joe Beaver – a Medical Marijuana patient who will be giving his perspective as a consumer and advocate for the legal use of medical marijuana for anyone who can benefit for its use. He has testified from a consumer/patient perspective at several Medical Marijuana Legislative Hearings.

Dr.  Paul Bregman – a medical marijuana expert in Colorado since 2007 and leading advocate, educator, and consultant in the field.  He has served on the Colorado state medical marijuana division workshop and testified numerous times in Colorado Senate and House Committees.

Robert J. Corry, Jr. – a Denver-based civil rights and criminal defense attorney who specializes in Marijuana Law, representing patients, caregivers, and marijuana-related businesses.  Mr . Corry  has brought successful civil cases related to patient or caregiver rights involving federal, state, and local government entities.  He graduated from Stanford Law School, and obtained his undergraduate degree from CU-Boulder.

Professor Sam Kamin- a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law who has been investigating the legal and social implications of medical marijuana in Colorado for the last year.

Nicholas King - has a background in public education, race relations, commercial and fine art photography.  He is presently the owner of the medical marijuana center, Alpine Herbal Wellness in Cherry Creek North.  He serves on the Department of Revenue’s Advisory Committee, is president of the Association of Cannabis Trades for Colorado, and has testified several times before the Colorado General Assembly on marijuana related issues

Dr. Rafer Leach –  is board certified in Emergency Medicine and level two certified by the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation. Dr. Leach opened Guardian Urgent Care and has two clinics in the metro area which provide urgent care, spine injury treatment, and pain management services to over 25,000 patients a year. He integrates his anesthesia and trauma experience to provide care to patients with spine injury and chronic pain.

Dr.Christian  Thurstone -  is a board-certified child psychiatrist and addiction psychiatrist and is the medical director of an adolescent substance treatment program at Denver Health. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado and a nationally recognized researcher in the field of adolescent substance abuse. 

Driving Directions to Sturm College of Law and Parking Lot 321
From 1-25:  Head south on University to Evans Avenue.  Turn right on Evans and go 1/10 of a mile to the driveway to the parking garage.  Turn right in between two fraternity houses.  Follow the driveway around, taking you under the law school.   Please park in spaces that are marked as PAID VISTOR parking spaces.  $1 per hour, pay station located south of elevators.