From September 10th – 12th, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) will be hosting its 2017 Conference and Lobby Day in Washington, DC. Marijuana consumers, activists, patients and business owners are expected to attend a day-long training and informational conference on Monday and re-convene on the Hill on Tuesday to personally lobby their elected members of the House of Representatives and Senate.
The group will be lobbying for expanded protections for those states that have reformed their laws, and to protect the progress that we have made from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his Justice Department.
“NORML members are committed to ending prohibition from city councils to state houses, and this week, to the US Capitol,” NORMLPolitical Director Justin Strekal says, “The growing acceptance of marijuana reform and the growing consensus that we inevitably need to take cannabis out of Schedule I is demonstrated by the introduction multiple bipartisan bills now pending in Congress. Citizens from all around the country will meet in person with their elected officials and their offices this week in support of HR 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, among other issues. With over 60 percent of the American people in support of ending prohibition and three-quarters of voters supporting the states that have done so, the time to act is now.”
Events open to the media:
Keynote Speakers: Representatives Tom Garrett (R) and Steve Cohen (D)
Location: Captial Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Full agenda here: http://norml.org/conference/
NORML Lobby Day Launch
Speakers: Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D), Dana Rohrabacher (R), Jared Polis (D), and others
Location: US Capitol, Cannon 335
11:00am – 12:00pm
NORML‘s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high-quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.
More information can be found at http://norml.org/