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in 1997. As a member of the County Drug Commission, she does public outreach work, and provides education to public officials and law enforcement. Corral co-developed a Medical Marijuana ID Card Program with the County of Santa Cruz, and she has served as an expert witness in numerous medical marijuana cases regarding Proposition 215. Corral coauthored a Santa Cruz City Ordinance in 2001, and she has given testimony to the Senate Health Committee.
Corral has served as a guest speaker to numerous other city councils, county supervisors, classrooms, health services agencies, universities and colleges. She has presented her scientific observations to the British Parliament House of Lords, Tony Banks, and the Multiple Sclerosis & Medical Marijuana DPF Conference in 1997. Corral served as a Canadian federal case expert witness in the case “Her Majesty the Queen vs. Terry Parker 1998”, and she spoke at the Netherlands Seminar on Marijuana and the Goddess in 2000. Corral has also published several scholarly articles on the application of marijuana to medical problems.
Val has been one of my dearest friends since I first met her in 1993. I have interviewed her twice. Once in 1997 for my Web site, and again on April 10, 2004 for this book. We updated the interview again on May 16th, after the court’s