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August 1-November 1, VT, "Green Mountain State" tour by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition board member Peter Christ. Contact Mike Smithson at (315) 243-5844 or [email protected] for details or to add your organization to the tour.

August 21-22, 10:00am-8:00pm, Seattle, WA, "Seattle Hempfest." For further information, e-mail [email protected], visit http://www.hempfest.org or call (206) 781-5734.

August 25-29, Manderson, SD, "2nd Annual Lakota Hemp Days," sponsored by Alex White Plume and family, Hemphasis Magazine, the South Dakota Industrial Hemp Council, and others involved with the Lakota Hemp Project. At Kiza Park, contact Bob Newland at [email protected] or (605) 255-4032 or visit http://www.hemphasis.net for further information.

August 26, noon, Washington, DC, "Blakely's Wake: Should the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Be Saved," forum sponsored by the Cato Institute and the Federalist Society. At the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, free, register by noon on 8/25, seating limited and not guaranteed. Call (202) 789-5229, e-mail [email protected] or visit http://www.cato.org/events/040826pf.html for further information and a webcast.

August 28, 5:00-7:00pm, Robbinsville, NJ, "Sean McGrath Medicinal Marijuana Awareness Event," featuring Assemblyman Reed Gusciora announcing a state medical marijuana bill, Ken Wolski of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana-New Jersey, Jim Miller and a screening of the short film "The Case for Cheryl Miller." At 900 Route 526 (just east of the Allentown/Robbinsville exit off Route 195), contact (609) 208-2806 or [email protected] to RSVP or for further information.

August 30, 3:00-6:00pm, New York, NY, Hip-Hop Summit Action Network protest against the drug war and mandatory minimum sentences, requested location 7th Ave. between 24th & 34th Streets. For further information e-mail [email protected] or visit http://www.hiphopsummitactionnetwork.org online.

September 5, 10:00am-5:00pm, Santa Cruz, CA, 2nd Annual Santa Cruz WAMMfest, benefit for the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medial Marijuana. At San Lorenzo Park Benchlands, visit http://www.wamm.org or call (831) 425-0416 for further information.

September 7-10, Vienna, Austria, "Ethnicity & Addiction: 16th International Congress on Addiction. For further information, visit http://www.ethnicity-addiction.com or contact [email protected] or +43(0)1-585 69 69-0.

September 18, noon-6:00pm, Boston, MA, 15th Annual Freedom Rally, visit http://www.masscann.org for further information.

September 20, Shrewsbury, MA, "Help or Hurt: Responding to the Criminalization of Mental Illness and Addiction," forum sponsored by the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition and the Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts. At Hoagland Pincus Center, registration opens June 15, visit http://www.cjpc.org for further information.

September 23, Kalamazoo, MI, Drug Policy Symposium, featuring representatives of Sheriff Bill Masters of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Rev. Edwin Sanders of Religious Leaders for a More Just and Compassionate Drug Policy, Nora Callahan of The November Coalition and many others. At Western Michigan University, contact Ben Lando at (269) 760-5107 or [email protected] for further information.

September 25, 8:00am, Asheville, NC, "The Adverse Effects of Drug War Prohibition: Our Families, Our Children and Our Communities." Saturday morning conference sponsored by the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform and cosponsored by the UNC-Asheville Women's Studies Dept. At UNC-Asheville, visit for further information.

October 1, 5:00-8:00pm, Madison, WI, Medical Marijuana Benefit. At Cardinal Bar, 418 E. Wilson, $10 requested donation. Hosted by IMMLY and Wisconsin NORML, contact [email protected] or [email protected] for further information.

October 1-3, London, England, London Hemp Fair, visit http://www.londonhempfair.com for further information.

October 2, noon, Madison, WI, "33rd Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival," Library Mall at 700 State St., 3:40pm parade to rally at State Capitol. Contact [email protected] for further information.

October 5, 10:00am, Washington, DC, Rally for Rescheduling Marijuana as Medicine. At the Dept. of Health & Human Services, sponsored by Americans for Safe Access, for further information visit http://www.safeaccessnow.org or contact (510) 486-8083 or [email protected].

October 26, 7:00pm, Burlington, VT, Forum with the Vermont Cannabis Coalition, with Peter Christ of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. At the Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, 162 Pearl St., visit http://www.VtCannabisCoalition.org or call (802) 496-2387 for further information.

November 11-14, New Orleans, LA, "Working Under Fire: Drug User Health and Justice 2004," 5th National Harm Reduction Conference. Sponsored by the Harm Reduction Coalition, at the New Orleans Astor Crowne Plaza, contact Paula Santiago at (212) 213-6376 x15 or visit http://www.harmreduction.org/conference/5thnatlconf.pdf for further information.

November 18-21, College Park, MD, Students for Sensible Drug Policy national conference. Details to be announced, visit http://www.ssdp.org to check for updates.

November 27, Portland, OR, "Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards 2004," Seminar & Trade Show 10:00am-4:00pm, Awards Banquet & Entertainment 6:30-10:00pm. At the Red Lion Hotel, Portland Convention Center, sponsored by Oregon NORML, visit http://www.ornorml.org or contact (503) 239-6110 or [email protected] for further information.

April 30, 2005 (date tentative), 11:00am-3:00pm, Washington, DC, "America's in Pain!" 2nd Annual National Pain Rally. At the US Capitol Reflecting Pool, visit http://www.AmericanPainInstitute.org for further information.

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