Punk Rock Cultural Legend Henry Rollins Brings His Message to the ICBC

   

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) strives to provide the latest pertinent information on cannabis laws and our event in San Francisco is no different as we are proud to give the California cannabis community the latest on the upcoming new rules and regulations. Additionally, we do our best to provide an outside-the-box perspective and this year’s keynote with punk rock icon Henry Rollins definitely follows in that tradition.

The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed Rollins regarding his positions on marijuana:

Q: So what message do you hope to carry to the canna-business people?

A: That legalization hopefully will be more to these people than a new financial frontier.

And while I don’t smoke marijuana, perhaps I’m one of the perfect people to speak at this thing. … This is bigger than your profit margin. This is bigger than making something legal. You are changing cultural perceptions of who uses cannabis.

To decriminalize something, a lot of the less-than-enviable forces of law enforcement do not have as much traction to demonize the poor guy, the nonwhite guy. And you can’t call these people “scum” or whatever.

Rollins has such a unique perspective on our culture and society and we are happy to bring his message to the cannabis community. Be sure to check out the full interview the Chronicle’s David Downs.

We are so pleased with our lineup for our San Francisco conference, and want to thank all of our speakers, attendees and exhibitors. Up next, is our Berlin, Germany, conference on April 10-12, so please stay tuned for more exciting news.

This blog was originally posted at www.internationalcbc.com and has been published here with special permission.

Anthony Johnson

Anthony, a longtime cannabis law reform advocate, was Chief Petitioner and co-author of Measure 91, Oregon's cannabis legalization effort. He served as director of both the New Approach Oregon and Vote Yes on 91 PACs, the political action committees responsible for the state's legalization campaign. As director of New Approach Oregon, Anthony continues to work towards effectively implementing the cannabis legalization system while protecting small business owners and the rights of patients. He sits on the Oregon Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee and fights for sensible rules at the legislature as well as city councils and county commissions across the state. Anthony helps cannabis business comply with Oregon's laws and advises advocates across the country. He also serves as content director of both the International Cannabis Business Conference and the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference, helping share the vision of moving the cannabis industry forward in a way that maintains the focus on keeping people out of prison and protecting patients. He was a member of the Oregon Health Authority Rules Advisory Committee, assisting the drafting of the administrative rules governing Oregon’s state-licensed medical marijuana facilities. He first co-authored and helped pass successful marijuana law reform measures while a law student at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He passed the Oregon Bar in 2005 and practiced criminal defense for two years before transitioning to working full-time in the political advocacy realm. His blogs on Marijuana Politics are personal in nature and don't speak for or reflect the opinions of any group or organization.