NORML's 2016 Congressional Lobby Day at the United States Capitol was held on May 23rd and 24th. Marijuana consumers, activists, patients and business owners attended a day-long training and informational conference on Monday. On Tuesday, May 24, attendees convened on Capitol Hill for a full day of lobbying. In the morning, attendees heard words of encouragement from five distinguished members of Congress: Reps. Sam Farr, Earl Blumenauer, Jared Polis, Suzan DelBene, and Dana Rohrabacher. Congressman Farr (D-CA), who is the co-sponsor of legislation protecting statewide medical marijuana programs from federal interference, will be retiring this year so it was a privilege for our lobby group to hear from him.