Schedule

FRIDAY APRIL 16th Pre-Party!
6:00-7:30pm
"Psychedelia" (2020) Film Screening and Q&A with director Pat Murphy
Free Zoom Access (no registration necessary):
https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/4204196969
(this link is a special ID for the film; the Zoom ID you received with your registration will apply to all of the Saturday sessions)

SATURDAY APRIL 17th
10:00am-10:50am
Opening Plenary: Dr. Marty Otañez, Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver
"Transformative Cannabis: Exploring Ways to Unite Cannabis Consumers, Weed Workers and Multi-State Operators"

11:00am-12:15pm
Panel #1: Social and Racial Justice in the Age of Drug Policy Reform
Moderator: Reilly Capps, journalist, The Rooster Magazine

  • Wanda James (CEO, Simply Pure Cannabis Dispensary)

  • Dr. Tracy Ferrell (Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder)

  • Betty Aldworth (Director of Communications and Events, Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Science; former Exec. Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy)

  • K Nicole Foerster (Founder and Director, Decriminalize Nature Boulder County)

  • Oriana Mayorga (Co-Director, SPORE Psychedelic Justice Council; Board Director, SSDP)

12:30pm-1:45pm
Faculty Keynote: Dr. Ingrid Walker, American Studies, University of Washington-Tacoma
"The Politics of Normal: Talking About Drugs"

2:00pm-3:15pm
Panel #2: Shifting Paradigms for Drug Users and Activists
Moderator: Susan Squibb, Cannabis Maven

  • Brigitte Mars (herbalist, author, professor, and natural chef)

  • Dr. Kent Hutchison (Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder)

  • Art Way (former Senior Drug Policy Manager, Drug Policy Alliance Colorado)

  • Craig Salerno (mental health and addiction counselor)

  • Alan Floyd (patient activist)

3:30pm-4:30pm
Practitioner Keynote: Alexandre Tannous, founder of ResonantMind Collective
"On Sound and Consciousness"

4:30pm-5:30pm
Closing Plenary: Dr. Dennis McKenna, McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy
"Our Teacher Plants: Natural Psychedelics, Symbiosis, and the Promise of Drug Policy Reform"

5:30pm-6:00pm
Closing Q & A: Alexandre Tannous and Dennis McKenna