The International Cannabis Business Conference was held this weekend at San Francisco’s Hyatt Regency hotel downtown. The unique business event brings in the top cannabis attorneys and professionals, as well as politicians, celebrities and journalists from around the U.S. and the world. Take a look at the photos from the conference.
Photos by Gabrielle Lurie
Friends of SF Evergreen David Goldman and Michael Koehn manned the NORML booth. Both are longtime San Francisco-based marijuana activists.
“If I had been arrested for smoking marijuana,” says Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), “I’d never have been elected to Congress.”
You’re gonna like the way legalization looks. Mens Wearhouse founder and longtime marijuana supporter George Zimmer guarantees it.
Drug Policy Alliance executive director Ethan Nadelmann, who says he expects to try to to raise as much as $15 million to legalize cannabis in California in 2016.
Attendees listen intently to Rick Steves’s message. Legalization requires getting the police on board. That’s how Washington did it.
Dale Sky Jones of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform, one of the groups supporting legalization in 2016.
Travel writer Rick Steves thinks drug reform can work if a civil liberties angle is pushed. “If I work hard all day long and I want to smoke a joint in the evening and stare at the fireplace for three hours, I should be able to do it,” he said.
Julie Batkiewicz of WomenGrow listens to a speaker.
Dr. Carl Hart, renown Columbia University addiction researcher, gives the keynote address on Sunday and asked marijuana users to “come out of the closet.”
“You’ve got to be here, and you’ve got to represent.”