with Tamar Todd, Senior Director of the Drug Policy Alliance‘s Office of Legal Affairs. Todd also directs the work of DPA’s Marijuana Law and Policy Unit, which focuses primarily on medical marijuana, marijuana decriminalization, and the implementation of marijuana legalization and regulation initiatives across the United States.
David Downs, a journalist and author who covers cannabis for several outlets. he writes the column Legalization Nation in the East Bay Express. He is the author of the book The Medical Marijuana Guidebook: America’s First How-To Guide for Patients and Caregivers.
and Tim Blake, founder of the Emerald Cup, Northern California’s annual medical marijuana competition. He is based in the Emerald Triangle.