Henry Rollins Brings His Unique Viewpoint to the Cannabis Community

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The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) strives to provide the latest pertinent information on cannabis laws and our event in San Francisco is no different as we are proud to give the California cannabis community the latest on the upcoming new rules and regulations. Additionally, we do our best to provide an outside-the-box perspective and this year’s keynote with punk rock icon Henry Rollins definitely follows in that tradition.

The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed Rollins regarding his positions on marijuana:

Q: So what message do you hope to carry to the canna-business people?

A: That legalization hopefully will be more to these people than a new financial frontier.

And while I don’t smoke marijuana, perhaps I’m one of the perfect people to speak at this thing. … This is bigger than your profit margin. This is bigger than making something legal. You are changing cultural perceptions of who uses cannabis.

To decriminalize something, a lot of the less-than-enviable forces of law enforcement do not have as much traction to demonize the poor guy, the nonwhite guy. And you can’t call these people “scum” or whatever.

Rollins has such a unique perspective on our culture and society and we are happy to bring his message to the cannabis community. Be sure to check out the full interview the Chronicle’s David Downs.

We are so pleased with our lineup for our San Francisco conference, and want to thank all of our speakers, attendees and exhibitors. Up next, is our Berlin, Germany, conference on April 10-12, so please stay tuned for more exciting news.

This blog was originally posted at www.internationalcbc.com and has been published here with special permission.

Photo credit: ceedub13 via Flickr

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Anthony Johnson is the director of New Approach Oregon, the Political Action Committee responsible for Oregon's Measure 91 cannabis legalization campaign and co-owner of Duff Johnson Consulting. As Chief Petitioner and co-author of Measure 91, Anthony served on the state's initial Marijuana Advisory Committee and he continues to advocate for sensible policies that decrease unnecessary arrests, protect patients' safe access, and help small businesses. With Duff Johnson Consulting, Anthony helps cannabis farmers, processors, retailers, and ancillary businesses with licensing, compliance, public relations, and marketing. DJC clients include the International Cannabis Business Conference, the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference, Cannabliss, Natural Roots, and numerous medical cannabis cultivators that provide free cannabis to patients in need.Anthony co-hosts the Let's Hash It Out podcast, available here on Weed News, at www.letshashitout.blog, Sound Cloud, iTunes, and Stitcher. Anthony's blogs on Weed News are personal and don't necessarily reflect the views of any organization or company.