April 16/7 Psychedelic Summit - S.

Marcus L. Endicott (mendicott@igc.apc.org)
Sat, 20 Mar 1993 06:29:17 -0800 (PST)

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In memory of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Albert Hofmann's
discovery of LSD, a Psychedelic-Cannabis Summit is being held
by MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies),
Island Group, California NORML and CAN (Cannabis Action
Network) on Fri-Sat April 16th-17th in Santa Cruz and San
The April 16th event, which is devoted to LSD, features a taped
message from Albert Hofmann plus speeches by Laura Huxley
(Aldous' widow), author Robert Anton Wilson, Dr. Willis Harman
of the Institute for Noetic Sciences, Stephen Gaskin (founder of
the Farm), chaos theorist Dr Ralph Abraham, Dr. Lester Grinspoon
and Timothy Leary among others. Tickets are $30, proceeds of
which go to MAPS to fund research on LSD and substance abuse.
Time and place: 7 - 11:15 PM, UC Santa Cruz Performing Arts
The April 17th event, which is devoted to psychedelics and
cannabis, will be an all-day exposition with psychedelic media,
an art show, vendors, refreshments, and music by Geist.
Speakers will include Terence McKenna, Laura Huxley, Timothy
Leary, Stephen Gaskin, Caroline Garcia, Ralph Metzner, Kat
Harrison (formerly McKenna), Allen Cohen, plus leading
psychedelic researchers: Dr. Charles Grob and Gary Bravo
(MDMA), Richard Yensen and Dr. Donna Dryer (LSD), Dr. Igor
Koungourtsev (ketamine), and many others
A medical marijuana panel will feature Dr. Lester Grinspoon,
who will make a major presentation about his new book,
"Marijuana, the Forbidden Medicine," plus AIDS researcher Dr.
Donald Abrams and medical marijuana activists Dennis Peron and
Brownie Mary.
There will also be a drug policy summit conference, featuring
legalization advocate Ethan Nadelmann, policy analyst Mark
Kleiman, Libertarian Party director Stuart Reges, Drug Policy
Foundation co-director Kevin Zeese, plus Dr. John Morgan and
The conference will be held at the Unitarian Church in San
Francisco, 1187 Franklin St., from 11 am to 11 pm. Tickets $45
(students and low-income special: $30). Proceeds to benefit
MAPS and California NORML.
For reservations to either event, send payment to MAPS c/o
Cal. NORML, 2215-R Market St #278, S.F. CA 94114. Credit card
payments via Hemporium, 442 Haight St, SF: (415) 552-7487.
For event info, call (510) 841-7675 or (408) 427-1942.

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