January 14, 2013 - Monday

Legal Marijuana - What does this mean for Colorado?

On Election Day, the citizens of both Colorado and Washington made the bold decision to legalize marijuana and manage it with controls similar to alcohol, prompting speculation about Amsterdam-style “drug tourism” and a new round of jokes about Colorado’s official song, Rocky Mountain High.

Certainly, for Colorado, there will be big concerns about stoners on the ski slopes, and in Washington, even bigger concerns about stoned lumberjacks wielding chainsaws. But those tend to be edge cases in a much larger opportunity movement.

Using the two ballot issues as templates, the remaining 48 states will see similar versions of this legalization on their ballots in the coming years.

But for now, Colorado and Washington will be the ones making all of the critical decisions about the massive new industries that are about to unfold. The early stage people who shape this industry will define the kinds of opportunities that it creates.

Join us as we explore "Legal Marijuana" and what this will mean for Colorado.

EVENT: Night with a Futurist
DATE: January 14, 2013 - Monday
TIME: 6:30pm-8:30pm
WEBSITE: http://www.davinciinstitute.com/events/683/night-with-a-futurist-monday-january-13-2014

LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions

COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: Free

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: Legal Marijuana - What does this mean for Colorado?
SPEAKERS: Craig Small, Jason Lauve, Mike Butler, Thomas Frey

SPEAKER: Craig Small

Attorney and a member of the Governor's Amendment 64 Task Force

Craig Small is a member of the Governor’s Amendment 64 Task Force and a Boulder attorney specializing in Medical Marijuana Issues.

Mr. Small attended Syracuse University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. Wanting to combine his expertise in technology and interest in law, Mr. Small pursued his Juris Doctorate at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and continued his law education with a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law. 

He started the Law Office of Craig Small to offer his legal services to the local and state communities that share the same values he holds; honesty, integrity and commitment to excellence.

Mr. Small is on the Board of Directors of the Boulder County Bar Association and is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.



SPEAKER: Jason Lauve

Owner of Cannabis Health News™

Jason Lauve has more than 20 years of experience working with computer graphics. He has worked with a wide range of fields from children's stories and internet radio to scientific visualization, forensics and simulation animation. He has worked with companies including Ball Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Nintendo, NREL, PAX, Starz Encore, Viacom, and the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, teaching 3D animation, special effects, game design and digital media classes in the animation department.

When the Web was in its infancy, Lauve produced EarDrum.com, a world music Internet radio station that was part of the GoGaGa.com radio network.

He also was involved with the insurance litigation animation and 3D computer modeling of the World Trade Center building collapse on September 11, 2001.

In 2004 he was in a serious accident at Eldora.

Now, Jason is the Owner of Cannabis Health News™, a series of business organizations, and other legal entities in whole or part, that identify with products and services of Cannabis Health News™.

SPEAKER: Mike Butler

Public Safety Chief, Longmont Police Department

Mike Butler has thirty-one years of comprehensive policing experience ranging from beat officer to police chief with nationally recognized police departments. Since 1993, Mike has been at the helm of the Longmont Police Department.  In 2008, Butler assumed responsibilities for the Longmont Fire Department as well. During his tenure the Longmont Police Department was chosen as one of the Top 10 Community Policing Departments in the nation by the United States Department of Justice.  He has assisted in or taken a primary role in the development of a number of innovative management systems and programs.

Mike has lived in Longmont since 1978 where he and his wife raised five daughters. 

HOST: Thomas Frey

Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute

Thomas Frey is Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute as well as Google top rated futurist speaker.

As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come.  His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more.

Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, Tom has been referred to as the modern "Father of Invention" and the "Dean of Futurists."  Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.