Agenda

Welcome and Opening Remarks | 11-11:15 a.m.

Welcome by Douglas A. Berman, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center
Opening Remarks from Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (pre-recorded)

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Opening Panel | 11:15–11:30 a.m.

Background and Overview of Classwide Scheduling

Grant Smith and Dr. Sheila Vakharia, Drug Policy Alliance

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Panel 1 | 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Classwide Scheduling in the Federal Criminal Legal System

Panelists:
Premal Dharia, Institute of Mass Incarceration
Jeffrey Lazarus, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Ohio
Shantae Owens, Vocal-NY

Moderator: 
Kara Gotsch, The Sentencing Project

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Panel 2 | 12:15–1:00 p.m.

The Balloon Effect: The Public Health Consequences of Classwide Scheduling

Panelists:
Dr. Daniel Ciccarone, University of California San Francisco
Dr. Ryan Marino, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio

Moderator: 
Dr. Sheila Vakharia, Drug Policy Alliance

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Panel 3 | 1:00–1:45 p.m.

Classwide scheduling: The effect on scientific research and therapeutic breakthroughs

Panelists:
Dr. Patrick Beardsley, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Dr. Sandy Comer, College on Problems of Drug Dependence

Moderator: 
Geoffrey Laredo, Santa Cruz Strategies LLC

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Break | 1:45–2:00 p.m.


Panel 4 | 2–2:15 p.m.

Fireside Chat: A Prosecutor’s Perspective

Liz Komar, Fair and Just Prosecution & Marilyn Mosby, State’s Attorney for Baltimore City

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Panel 5 | 2:15–3:00 p.m.

The Way Forward: Policy Responses to Fentanyl Analogues & Drug Control

Panelists:
Jasmine Budnella, Vocal-NY
Sakira Cook, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Jason Pye, Rule of Law Initiatives, Due Process Institute
Patricia Richman
, Federal Public and Community Defenders

Moderator: 
Kanya Bennett, The Bail Project

Closing

Douglas A. Berman, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center

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