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Marijuana & Drug Policy Reform in New York—The LaGuardia Report at 70: Day 1

Date: May 1, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

6:00 PM - Introductions; 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Discussion

Sponsored by: Drug Policy Alliance and The New York Academy of Medicine

Location: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

In 1939—on the heels of the national 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, which established federal marijuana prohibition—New York City Mayor Fiorella LaGuardia called upon The New York Academy of Medicine to produce a report about marijuana. The La Guardia Committee Report: The Marihuana Problem in the City of New York was published in 1944 as one of the nation’s first systematic studies addressing many of the myths about marijuana. To mark the 70th anniversary of the LaGuardia Report, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) are hosting a day-and-a-half symposium to look back on the LaGuardia Report in order to inform a rich discussion of contemporary drug policy reform efforts, both nationally and in New York. With history as our guide, we’ll explore the deeper context to the ongoing public debates and actions.

The symposium will feature over 20 speakers from around the country.

Thursday, May 1, 6:00 PM — Introductions

Thursday, May 1, 6:15 PM - Discussion: "Drug Reform from Different Perspectives: An Overview"

Friday, May 2, 10:00 AM — Welcoming Remarks

Friday, May 2, 10:15 AM - The John K. Lattimer Lecture (rescheduled from May 1): “The Surprising Collapse of Marijuana Prohibition: What Now?”, Richard J. Bonnie, University of Virginia School of Law

Friday, May 2, 10:45 AM - Panel Discussion: Drug Wars in the US, Past and Present

Friday, May 2, 1:00 PM — Panel Discussion: The Contemporary Research Agenda for Drug Use and Abuse

Friday, May 2, 3:00 PM — Panel Discussion: New York Marijuana Policy Reform in 2014

Friday, May 2, 4:30 PM — Closing Remarks: Dr. David T. Courtwright, University of North Florida

*Note: Each day’s events have separate registration. For registration for the May 1st evening lecture and panel, see below. For the May 2nd panels and closing remarks, click here.


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Cost: Free, but advance registration is required
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