International Symposium Info

The First International Symposium on the Legalization and Medical Use of Marijuana

You are invited to join Jamen Shively Founder and CEO of Diego Pellicer, Inc. and former President of Mexico Vicente Fox for the very first International Symposium on the Legalization and Medical Use of Marijuana.

Logistical info:

Organizers: President Fox & The Fox Center together with Jamen Shively, Founder & CEO of Diego Pellicer, Inc.
Venue: The Fox Center Auditorium, Guanajuato, Mexico
Dates: July 18 – 20, 2013
Symposium Director: Leo Zuckerman
Symposium Schedule: See below for preliminary schedule

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Tentative Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 18

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Press Conference; arrival, registration, and cocktail reception.

Friday July 19

9:00 – 9:30 AM Words of welcome from Vicente Fox Quesada, President of the Fox Center, and Jamen Shively, Founder and CEO of Diego Pellicer, Inc.
9:30 – 11:15 AM Panel 1: “Status of the legalization of marijuana in the states of Colorado, Maryland, and Washington in the United States”Moderator: Jamen Shively
Participants: 10 US specialists, 10 specialists from Mexico, and audience
11:30 AM -
1:45 PM
Panel 2: “Status of legalizing marijuana in Mexico”Moderator: Jorge Castaneda
Participants: 10 US specialists, 10 specialists from Mexico, and audience
1:45 – 3:00 PM Lunch at the restaurant  “Las Delicias” de la Hacienda San Cristóbal
3:00 – 4:45 PM Panel 3: “Changing the paradigm: From crime and violence to legalization and harmony. From employment as a criminal to legal, quality jobs. From the black market to a healthy, legal, and taxable market. From spending for the war on drugs to budgeting for information, education, and prevention.”Moderator: Vicente Fox
Panel: 10 US specialists, 10 specialists from Mexico
5:00 – 7:00 PM Panel 4: “Global Experiences and new processes of legalization of drugs”
Moderator: Hector Aguilar Camin
Panel: 10 specialists and 10 U.S. specialists from Mexico

Saturday July 20

9:00 – 10:45 AM Panel 5: The Drug Problem in the Americas. Proposed legislation, regulation and debate over the use of drugs in Colombia, Chile, Guatemala and Uruguay “Moderator: José Miguel Insulza (OAS)
Panel: 10 US specialists and 10 specialists from Mexico
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM Panel 6: “Medical use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer and other diseases”
Moderator: Julio Frenk Mora
Panel: 10 US specialists and 10 specialists from Mexico
1:00 – 1:30 PM Closing Remarks: Conclusions and recommendations by Vicente Fox and Jamen Shively; open session with audience and press.
2:00 – 5:00 PM Closing Lunch at el Restaurante “Las Delicias” de la Hacienda San Cristóbal