Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017
7:00-9:00pm DMV NORML Coalition Welcome Reception & Vanguard Awards
  • Hosted by DC NORML, Maryland NORML and Virginia NORML

Monday, September 11, 2017

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
  • Day Moderator: Dan Viets, NORML board of directors
9:00am Registration
10:00-10:15 The Marijuana Revolution Continues, Welcoming Remarks
  • Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director
10:15-11:00 Putting the Grass in Grassroots Activism
  • Jax Finkel, Executive Director Texas NORML
  • Jamie Kacz, Executive Director Kansas City NORML
  • Jenn Michelle Pedini, Executive Director Virginia NORML
  • Cyn Ferguson, Executive Director Delaware NORML
  • Moderator: Kevin Mahmalji, National NORML Outreach Director
11:00-11:45 Our States Legalized Marijuana, Now What?
  • Dale Gieringer, Executive Director California NORML
  • Jordan Person, Executive Director Denver NORML
  • Chris Thompson, Las Vegas NORML
  • Moderator: Madeline Martinez, NORML Board of Directors
11:45 Break
12:00-1:00 Let My People Grow? Principles Versus Pragmatism in Marijuana Law Reform
  • Chris Goldstein, Professor, Temple University
  • John Hudak, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution
  • Moderator: Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
1:00-1:30 Smoke the Vote: How Marijuana Can Win at the Ballot Box
  • Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners
1:30-2:30 Lunch on Your Own
2:30-3:00 Shifting the Overton Window To Get To 51 (and 218 in the House)
  • Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director
  • Representative Tom Garrett (R-VA)
3:30-4:15 Marijuana Regulation: Impacts on Health and Safety — The Evidence to Date
  • Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
4:15-5:00 Legalization as an Economic Stimulus
  • Bruce Barcott, Editor of Leafly
  • Pat Oglesby, The Center for New Revenue Foundation
  • Shanita Penny, CEO of Budding Solutions LLC
  • Moderator: Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director
5:00-5:15 Closing
  • Keith Stroup, NORML Founder
5:15-6:30 DINNER BREAK
7:00 End Prohibition Again! (Prohibition Era Themed NORML Benefit Party)
  • Location: Attendees will receive the secret venue location in advance of the conference
  • Shuttles from Capital Hilton at 6:30

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Convene at Cannon House Office Building
*Please arrive 10 minutes early*
South of the Capitol bounded by Independence Ave., First St., New Jersey Ave., and C St. SE
11:00-12:00 Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and staffers from the offices of Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Jared Polis (D-CO) addressed the group.
12:00-2:00 Meetings with House Offices
  • Varies by constituency, meetings scheduled by NORML staff for pre-registered conference attendees
2:00-5:00 Meetings with Senate Offices
  • Varies by constituency, meetings scheduled by NORML staff for pre-registered conference attendees
5:00-6:00 Optional Meet-Up at Local Bar TBA