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National African American Drug Policy Conference: Eric Sterling & Neill Franklin

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April 18, 2013 10:00 am
End Date:
April 18, 2013 11:30 pm
Howard University
Howard University, 2400 6th St NW, Washington, DC, United States

National African American Drug Policy Conference, April 17-20, 2013 –

Eric will be speaking on a panel immediately after the drug czar:

How Can We Achieve Needed Reforms in Our Drug Laws and Policies in the United States?   What Adjustments Should Be Made To Achieve A Balanced Approach?  Should Marijuana be placed in a Lower Schedule under Federal Law, should recreational use be permitted, and should Medical Marijuana Usage be Sanctioned by Federal Law?  Should first time arrest for possession of small amounts of marijuana be treated as an infraction with a requirement for educational counseling on the harmful effects of its usage.  How should the Government deal with prescription drug abuse and synthetic drugs?

Moderator; Judge Arthur L. Burnett, Sr.(Retired), Vice-President of
Administration and National Executive Director, National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.

Eric Sterling, President, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Major Stanford “Neill” Franklin (Retired) – Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement, Maryland State Police – Currently Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Jesselyn McCurdy, Esq., Legislative Counsel, D.C. Office of the American Civil Liberties Union

Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C. Office of
Open Society Institute

Jasmine Tyler, B.S., M.A. (Sociology), Deputy Director of National  Affairs, Washington Office, Drug Policy Alliance.