Peachtree N.O.R.M.L. - National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
News Release: For Immediate Release
Contact: Sharon Ravert - 706-525-9970
January 30, 2012
Southern Cannabis Reform Conference Set for March 15-16, 2013 - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta GA: Peachtree NORML, a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, will host a two day conference to discuss Georgia’s antiquated marijuana laws and the effects prohibition has on our economy, public safety and families.
The keynote speaker will be Sabrina Fendrick, founder and coordinator of the NORML Women’s Alliance established in 2010 as a project of the NORML Foundation. She currently works in NORML’s Washington, D.C. headquarters organizing female focused campaigns and managing a large database of women volunteers. Fendrick speaks regularly to student groups and has testified before the Virginia and Maryland legislature in support of marijuana reform. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christopher Newport University with a focus on political science and communications.
“We are holding this conference in Atlanta as the hub of the South East”, said Sharon Ravert, Executive Director of Peachtree NORML. “Guest from surrounding states will join us as we plan strategies for reforming marijuana laws.”
The Georgia legislature is currently studying ways to reduce the prison population of non-violent offenders. Georgia has one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation costing taxpayers over $1 billion each year. Last year there were nearly 40,000 marijuana arrests in Georgia.
“We applaud the efforts of Governor Nathan Deal and the General Assembly for focusing on criminal justice reform. We want to focus attention on Georgia’s marijuana laws”, said Ravert.
The event is open to the public and media.
What: Southern Cannabis Reform Conference
When: March 15-16, 2013
Where: Spring4th Center located at 728 Spring Street in Midtown Atlanta
Visit us at www.peachtreenorml.org for more information about the conference.