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
LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
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COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: Free
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
Founder and Executive Director of Hemp Cleans 2012
Jason Lauve is instrumental in the creation of the successful bills in Colorado paving the way for industrial hemp cultivation in the United States. Jason is an internationally recognized expert on the business opportunities of cannabis and industrial hemp and serves as a consultant to professionals, as well as entrepreneurs, looking to get involved in the industry. Current projects include hemp oil production, extraction, decortication, farming and research.
Mr. Lauve has also been a medical cannabis advocate for over 10 years, winning a pivotal medical cannabis case in 2009. His relationships beyond the cannabis and hemp industries are strong and very diverse. He continues to educate people about the science behind the medical use of cannabis and the relationship to the human body.
He has worked in a range of fields from children stories to scientific visualization for the insurance litigation for 9/11 and WTC. His work has involved companies and government sectors including Ball Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Nintendo, NREL, PAX, Starz Encore, Viacom and Z-Axis. His experience exemplifies his professionalism and integrity; of which are required to execute such projects.
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.