DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: NORML‘s 2017 Conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC and Congressional Lobby Day at the United States Capitol is scheduled for September 10th-12th. Hundreds of 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 Tuesday to personally lobby their elected members of the House of Representatives and Senate.
Whether you’re a longtime activist, college student, medical marijuana patient, or simply a NORML supporter, consider taking this all important step to directly lobby your members of Congress in support of common sense marijuana law reform. During your stay, you will meet and networkwith like minded activists from across the country, and your time on Capitol Hill will ensure that our message is brought face-to-face to those in Congress who need to hear it the most.
We 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 rogue Justice Department. Time and time again, AG Sessions has made it clear that he thinks those of us who consume cannabis are “not good people.” We will be in the halls of Congress to set the record straight.
The DMV NORML Coalition Welcome Reception & Vanguard Awards, hosted by the DC NORML, Maryland NORML and Virginia NORMLchapters, will be held on Sunday, September 10, at The Dew Drop Inn DC, located at 2801 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017 — a five minute walk from the Brookland-CUA Redline Metro Stop.
The Conference portion of the event will be held Monday, September 11th at the Capitol Hilton which is located at 1001 16th St NW. It is walking distance from the Farragut West, Farragut North, and McPherson Square Metro Stations, and the Hilton is easily accessible from the Red, Blue, Orange, or Silver Metro Lines.