Sunday, May 22, 2016

7:00-9:30pm Pre-registration event - Rooftop of Eden Lounge
  • Early check-in and socialize with fellow activists

Monday, May 23, 2016

City View Room, Elliott School of International Affairs
George Washington University, 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC 20052
  • Day Moderator: Steve Dillon, Esq., Chair, NORML board of directors
8:00am Registration
9:00am Opening Remarks: Cannabis, Consumerism and Congress
  • Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, NORML
9:30am We Don’t Know Enough About Cannabis: Really?
  • Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML
10:15am 114th Congress and Cannabis
Moderator: Danielle Keane, Political Director, NORML
  • Bob Capecchi (MPP)
  • Michelle Rutter (NCIA)
  • Kaitlyn Boecker (DPA)
11:15am Break
11:45am The Experience with Legalization in CO, and More…
  • John Hudak (Brookings Institute)
12:30-1:00pm First Annual Michael John Kennedy Social Justice Award
  • Received by Gerald H. Goldstein, Esq.
  • Presented by Eleanora Kennedy & Anna Kennedy Safir
1:00-2:00pm Lunch on Your Own
2:00pm Police and Pot Prohibition
Chris Goldstein, Philly NORML
  • Jon Gettman, Ph.D, Shenandoah University
  • Harry Levine, Ph.D, Queens College
  • Loren Siegel,
3:00pm Post Prohibition Concerns For Cannabis Consumers
Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, NORML
  • Jordan Person, Executive Director, Denver NORML
  • Kevin Oliver, Executive Director, WA NORML
  • Kevin Zeese, (former NORML director)
4:00pm Break
4:15pm Marijuana and Media
Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, NORML
  • Bruce Barcott (Leafly, TIME)
  • Ryan Grim (Huffington Post)
  • Kristen Gwynne (
5:00-6:00pm Marijuana Messaging and Social Media Strategies
Moderator: Kevin Mahmalji, National Outreach Director, NORML
  • Russ Belville, The Russ Belville Show
  • Chris Goldstein, Philly NORML
  • Chris Thompson, FreedomLeaf
  • Laura Judy, NORML webmaster
7:00-10:00pm NORML Social, O Street Mansion
  • Conference attendees and guests must purchase tickets separately
  • Awards Presentation @ 8:00pm

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Convene at Longworth House Office Building - Room 1310
New Jersey Ave. SE and C Street SE, Washington, DC
9:00am Members of Congress address NORML lobbyists
  • Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
  • Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO)
  • Congresswoman Suzan Delbene (D-WA)
  • Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA)
  • Other members invited
11:00am-4:00pm Lobby Members of House and Senate
4:00-6:00pm Wrap-Up and Debrief - Bullfeathers