Speakers

Photo Name Summary City State
Lieutenant Commander Diane Goldstein (Ret.)

  Diane Goldstein joined the Redondo Beach Police Department in 1983. She rose from a Patrol Officer and School Resource Officer to Sergeant in the Special Investigations Unit, finally retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. Diane coordinated multiple agencies in probation and parole searches and became a specialist in juvenile crime prevention, gang intervention, and a […]

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Sergeant William John Cox (Fmr.)

  William John Cox is a retired prosecutor and former police sergeant. During his time with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), he authored their department Policy Manual. He also wrote the chapters on the role of police in America for the Police Task Force report of President Nixon’s National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice […]

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Carol Ruth Silver, Director of Prison Legal Services (Fmr.)

  Carol Ruth Silver is licensed to practice law in California, before federal courts, and the United States Supreme Court. Silver was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors where she served three terms. In 2007, after a robust political career, Silver accepted an appointment as Director of Prisoner Legal Services for the San […]

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Deputy Sheriff Nate Bradley (Fmr.)

  Nate Bradley served almost seven years a deputy for the Sutter County Sheriff, where the majority of his time was spent working with local communities to reduce crime and address problems in the area.  He’ is currently the President of the California Cannabis Industry Association and an expert on marijuana policy, industry, and regulations.    

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Reserve Deputy Sheriff Jeff Studdard (Fmr.)

  Born and raised in Southern California, Jeff served for 10 years in law enforcement as a school district police officer and reserve Los Angeles County deputy sheriff. He’s also a graduate of LA. County’s exclusive Drug Recognition Expert program, which teaches police how to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs and/or […]

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Sheriff John O’Brien (Fmr.)

  John O’Brien was the elected sheriff of Genesee County, Michigan from 1973 until 1984. Early on, he was asked to appear on a local radio show to discuss his opinion about marijuana laws.

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Walter Clark, Deputy District Attorney (Fmr.)

Walter Clark served as a deputy district attorney of Riverside County, California, in the mid 1970’s. Walter has worked as planning commissioner for the City of Indian Wells, is admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of both California and the United States, and is a judge pro tempore.  

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James Anthony, Prosecutor (Fmr.)

James Anthony spent three years as an award-winning Neighborhood Law Corps attorney and zoning prosecutor in Oakland, California. He is a long-time leading lawyer and political strategist in the medical and adult-use marijuana movements. He currently runs a private legal practice in Oakland.

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Judge George Eskin (Ret.)

  Judge George Eskin (Ret.) spent the early part of his career as a prosecutor for Ventura County, California. He was later the Chief Assistant City Attorney for Los Angeles from 1976 until 1981 and a Superior Court Judge for the County of Santa Barbara from 2003 to 2013.  

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Michael Cindrich, Deputy District Attorney (Fmr.)

Michael Cindrich is a former Deputy District Attorney with the County of San Diego District Attorney’s Office. During his time as a DDA, he was lead counsel on both misdemeanor and felony cases. Cindrich prosecuted a wide range of cases including: D.U.I., assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, child endangerment, drug sales, and […]

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