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Join Us In Washington D.C. For Our 2016 National Conference and Congressional Lobby Day

  • by Danielle Keane, NORML Associate April 27, 2016

    lobby_day_2016We are excited to have finalized the agenda for our 2016 National Conference and Congressional Lobby Day! You can check out the full itinerary here.

    Day one will include panel discussions on a variety of topics, including the prospects of marijuana law reform in the 114th Congress, the ongoing experience with legalization in Colorado, Washington, and other states, and post prohibition concerns for marijuana consumers. Throughout the day attendees will hear policy experts from NORML, the Marijuana Policy Project, Americans for Safe Access, the National Cannabis Industries Association, and many others

    NORML’s Conference seminar takes place on Monday, May 23rd, at the GW Elliot School of International Affairs located at 1957 E Street NW in Washington D.C. Register now here.

    Following the seminar, attendees will head to the Mansion on O Street (2020 O St NW) for our NORML Social. Here, attendees will kick back and relax with fellow advocates and share stories of their activism. We will also be holding our 2016 Awards Ceremony, to honor our most dedicated activists and shine light on the hard work they’ve put in throughout the years. You won’t want to miss this event and entry is not included in your general Lobby Day registration. You can purchase a separate ticket to the NORML Social here.

    On Tuesday morning attendees will meet on Capitol Hill for a morning reception to hear from our allies in Congress who are leading federal marijuana law reform efforts. Following that, attendees will separate into groups based on voting district/state and together will visit their federally elected officials offices to discuss with them the importance of ending the federal prohibition of marijuana.

    **If you’re already registered to attend our 2016 Congressional Lobby Day, please contact your federally elected officials Washington D.C. office to schedule an appointment to talk with a staffer on Tuesday, May 24th. Walk-ins are generally not supported. If you have questions or would like assistance with this please email danielle@norml.org.**

    If your organization would like to help support NORML’s 2016 Congressional Lobby Day please consider becoming a sponsor! More information on sponsorships is available here.

    We can’t wait to gather like minded activists, volunteers, lobbyists, and marijuana consumers all together under one roof to discuss the state of marijuana law reform around the country, to honor our MVP’s of the movement and to lobby our federally elected officials together. Register today!

    2 Responses to “Join Us In Washington D.C. For Our 2016 National Conference and Congressional Lobby Day”

    1. Julian says:

      For those of you driving to the capitol, there’s parking at the Jefferson Memorial that won’t charge you after hours. Get there early, it’s worth the walk to the capitol in May. If you can leave your car at the hotel, you’re better off taking the subway to the Smithsonian exit and meeting up on the National Mall.
      Looks like the Mansion has its own parking. Subway stop there is Dupont Circle.
      Man I’m trying to figure out how to get out of work and fly the family up, but my rep., R-Lamar Smith is Satan so there’s no negotiating with a terrorist. I would go just to meet and encourage fellow activists that were on the right path. And with NORML’s guidance, we are making history. What a wonderful, gratifying time to citizen lobby to legalize marijuana!

    2. mexweed says:

      Any one who has made a #16-screened 5.5-mm-diam. socket wrench one-heater (as pictured in the wiki article “12 Easy Ways to Make Vape Toke Utensils”) is encouraged to bring that along and show it to every elected and lobbyist official.

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