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)
Opening Panel | 11:15–11:30 a.m.
Background and Overview of Classwide Scheduling
Grant Smith and Dr. Sheila Vakharia, Drug Policy Alliance
Panel 1 | 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Classwide Scheduling in the Federal Criminal Legal System
Premal Dharia, Institute of Mass Incarceration
Jeffrey Lazarus, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Ohio
Shantae Owens, Vocal-NY
Kara Gotsch, The Sentencing Project
Panel 2 | 12:15–1:00 p.m.
The Balloon Effect: The Public Health Consequences of Classwide Scheduling
Dr. Daniel Ciccarone, University of California San Francisco
Dr. Ryan Marino, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Sheila Vakharia, Drug Policy Alliance
Panel 3 | 1:00–1:45 p.m.
Classwide scheduling: The effect on scientific research and therapeutic breakthroughs
Dr. Patrick Beardsley, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Dr. Sandy Comer, College on Problems of Drug Dependence
Geoffrey Laredo, Santa Cruz Strategies LLC
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
Panel 5 | 2:15–3:00 p.m.
The Way Forward: Policy Responses to Fentanyl Analogues & Drug Control
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
Kanya Bennett, The Bail Project
Douglas A. Berman, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center