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Legalize-iT conference in Marseille on March 19

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On the initiative of a call from citizens of Marseille, a forum for the legalization of cannabis will be held at Parc Chanot on Saturday March 19, from 9 a.m.

Organized in partnership with the environmentalist and citizen group of the city of Marseille, NORML France and Alpha-CAT, and the support of the Les Verts/ALE group of the European Parliament, the event will bring together activists for legalization, elected e s, doctors, researchers and experts specializing in the subject.

On the sidelines of the conference, an associative village and information stands will allow citizens, users and associations to meet.

Admission is free but registration is required, on this link.

Program of the day 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

9 a.m. – Opening and press briefing

Opening of the premises, verification of invitations and reception of the public at the associative village

10am-10.30am – Welcome speech by the organizers

David Cormand (Les Vert/ALE), Fanny Fontan (EELV Marseille), Sébastien Béguerie (Alpha-CAT/Kanavape), Hugo Bessenay (NORML France).

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Prohibition failures & findings:

Prof Christian Muller (researcher from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Strasbourg), Bénédicte Desforges (Former police lieutenant, collective “Police Against Prohibition” – To be confirmed -), Khadidja Sahraoui (Researcher), Béatrice Stambul (ASUD Mars Say Yeah) .

– Animation / Moderation: Michel Henry (Journalist)

12:00-1:30 p.m. – Lunch break

1:30-3:15 p.m. – Current regulations and the cannabis market: feedback in France and abroad.

Me Charles Morel (UPCBD), Jouany Chatoux (AFPC/La Ferme Bio de Pigerolles), Ludovic Rachou (UIVEC), Maître Xavier Pizarro (Lawyer Kanavape), Nicolas Todorovski (BuralZen), Mao Aoust (High Society).
– Animation / Moderation: Sébastien Béguerie (Alpha-CAT/Kanavape).

3:30-5 p.m. – The state of the legislative debate in France

Eric Coquerel (LFI), David Cormand (EELV), Ludovic Mendes (LaRem), PCF (awaiting response).
– Animation / Moderation: In the process of being confirmed

5:15 – 7:00 What normative framework and economic model of legalization for France?

Kenzi Riboulet (Independent researchers, FAAAT), Farid Ghehiouèche (CSF/FAAAT/NORML/ASUD), Davide Fortin (Researcher), Christian Ben Lakhdar (Professor at the University of Lille), Céline Burgos (resident of Busserine).
– Moderation / Animation: Karima Berriche (Sociologist, specialist in the Northern Districts of Marseille)

7-8 p.m. – Conclusion of the day:

A moment of interpellation of the candidates (or their representatives) in the presidential election on the question of legalization is planned. Priority will be given to journalists and participants who are members of the various associations present in the room.

An update on the state of #ScoreNORML responses will be made, in addition to inviting candidates and parliamentarians to participate: https://score.norml.fr

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