Online Now: NORML's 40th National Conference Registration and Agenda

I don’t know if it is A) Denver: The Mile High City, B) 4/20 week C) Colorado’s For-Profit Medical Cannabis Industry or D) Marijuana’s popularity is ever increasing in America. The reason why I muse is that after only posting host hotel reservation information in January not only did NORML’s large room block sell out almost immediately—we signed an additional contract to double the capacity, and that too is almost sold out!

Well, all right…

Looks like a lot of folks want to convene and talk up cannabis law reform in Denver!

With no further ado…

Please check out the current schedule, which features three confirmed and prominent speakers:

  • NORML founder Keith Stroup commenting on NORML at 40-years-old
  • Marijuana maverick and Harvard Medical School’s Lester Grinspoon, MD
  • Congressman and supporter of legalization Jared Polis (D-CO)

Some equally notable and popular speakers will be announced soon! Check out the conference agenda here.

Register online for the conference here (there are discount rates for senior citizens and students).

Want to stay at the Grand Hyatt, the conference’s host hotel? You’ll have to move fast to snap up the last of these steeply discounted hotel rooms here.

Conference sponsorship packages and vending table opportunities for cannabis-related businesses, services or organizations are still available, though, these too have nearly sold out this year as well. Contact Kim for more information!

Socials and NORML fundraiser: A La Carte
Lastly, this year’s conference planning committee is still working on procuring top-notch musical acts and performers for some of the event’s awesome socials and fundraisers. At this time, the online registration does not have options to sign up for these events, but, the information will be posted online ASAP and directly marketed via email to all conference attendees.

This year’s national conference convenes in the wake of the most important political effort to date to legalize cannabis in the narrow defeat of Prop. 19 in California this past November and in advance of 2012—a year that by all accounts will be the busiest ever regarding legalization initiatives and legislation in a number of states and in the United States Congress.

If you’re concerned with reforming cannabis laws in your lifetime, please make the necessary arrangements to join the cannabis legalization movement’s most important conference—the annual NORML national conference—this April 21-23 in the beautiful and amazingly cannabis-friendly city of Denver, Colorado.

Cannabem liberemus,

Allen St. Pierre
Executive Director

23 thoughts

  1. I Wish a thousand times, I could go to your confrence. But I have been unemployed since december of 09, and I can’t believe noone would hook me up with a job so I can take that trip out thier. The only money I see is the 120 dollars a month I recive from the VA for blowing out my knee for this country. But, have no fear. Cause, I’m using that money to upgrade a computer that I recived for free to create a video presentation and hopfully it will be done by june 2011. Have fun and float around in a cloud for me.
    PEACE, not WAR.

  2. Hey Allen
    Same old crap, different day.
    I wonder about those do woppers, I wonder about my place as citizen. The World is crazy, while my blood boils may I say, in my garden I have tried to plant a complete apothecary, it seems that some citizens have erected barriers, regulations, and laws forbidding my access to medicine.
    If I may push back at the profiteers it is my goal to remain a witness in the Final Plan.
    Free Cannabis

  3. You say – you want – “A Million Man March.” Here’s your million! Wouldn’t it be a sufficient number to conduct a simultaneous “The 420 Invasion” – April 20, 2011 at 4:20 p.m. – “NATIONAL HEMP DAY.” This is what happens when every single Genesist – in all 3141 Genesist Colonies in the U.S. – clone themselves – in one other individual who shares the same belief.
    1. 1 + 1 = 2 “That’s two of us.”
    2. 2 + 2 = 4
    3. 4 + 4 = 8
    4. 8 + 8 = 16
    5. 16 + 16 = 32
    6. 32 + 32 = 64
    7. 64 + 64 = 128
    8. 128 + 128 = 256
    9. 256 + 256 = 512
    10. 512 + 512 = 1,024
    11.1,024+1,024=2,048 12. 2,048 + 2,048 = 4,096
    13. 4,096 + 4,096 = 8,192
    14. 8,192 + 8,192 = 16,384
    15. 16,384 + 16,384 = 32,768
    16. 32,768 + 32,768 = 65,536
    17. 65,536 + 65,536 = 131,072
    18. 131,072 + 131,072 = 262,144
    19. 262,144 + 262,144 = 524,288
    20. 524,288 + 524,288 = 1,048,760
    “That’s 1,048,760 of us.”

  4. A link to some false reporting..I been a fan of Norml for years and the only problem I can see is the rest of the media making false accusations, flawed statistics, ect. regarding MJ. NORML do the world a favor and discredit these fools, make a point to bring this subject up at the meeting, as long as they can speak lies and nobody calls them out on them we are all doomed !!

  5. I’ve been feeling kind of psychic lately. I did some number running, and came up with the following predictions.
    2012 – the first state in the US regulates and taxes cannabis.
    2013 – The dust settles and everyone around the state become comfortable with the new policy – many minds are changed due to a low crime rate and money flooding their borders (wouldn’t YOU visit?).
    2014 – Due to the popularity, and lowered crime rate and prosperity, of the plant, other states follow suit.
    2016 – Industrial hemp is recognized as a valid and legal crop.
    2018 – Hemp farms will spring up nationwide. They will grow fiber and seeds to supply some of our nation’s energy needs.
    2019 – Industrial hemp is predicted to become a rich and thriving industry.
    2020 – Cannabis will be regulated and taxed in all 50 states.
    2022 – Cannabis is removed from the federal CSA.
    2025 – Many other nations will follow our lead and adopt similar policies.
    2028 – Hemp will supply roughly 75% of our gasoline supply and round about 50% of all our other energy needs. Small business booms nationwide.
    2030 – The US will become the largest cannabis and hemp exporter in the world.
    2035 – The US will once again become the world’s largest superpower.

  6. i try not to refer to cannabis as marijuana anymore… is that over the top or do people really like the word marijuana. cannabis sounds cool, yes i cannibis, etc..

  7. talk about the gas prices goin up and how you guys can get the message across about how marijuana is cheaper as a fuel and safer. also mention how to stop drug cartels and how to get that message across to many people across the nation . try to get on the news alot more . cnn, fox,etc. go to the media , set up commercials that are relevant to the problems we are facing in todays world and society.

  8. when the history of marijuana freedon is written those that kept silent will pretend that they spoke up. But some will know the truth.

  9. 12 Chris
    Call it what is – it is what it is bro – it’s “Manna.”

  10. Participation is the solution!
    We insist that our elected representatives stand up and be counted on our behalf – not an unreasonable expectation by any stretch of the imagination. Yet – are we willing to do the same, to stand up and be counted on our own behalf? That is the biggest and most significant question of all. “We are what we stand up for,” and we must be willing to fall where we stand in defense of our freedom and its liberties. The reality of it all is, we don’t have to participate in what the prohib’s unlawful mindset dictates. We can participate in our own purpose and direction. That purpose and direction is “The 420 Invasion on National Hemp Day” April 20, 2011 at 4:20 p.m. That purpose is to “be the messenger.” That purpose is to “simultaneously” present ourselves in front of every representative, from every state in the U.S.A, and ask one simple question – “Will you vote yes on cannabis legalization?” One patriot on the inside, at arms length, is more powerful than one hundred outside their door. It’s equally important for “each of them” to know that they are not being singled out – that every single one of their colleagues – are getting the exact same message – delivered at the exact same time – and – that their answer will be written across he sky for the world to see. They’re smart enough [I think] to figure out that – their “no answer” – will result in our 3141 Colony’s “no answer,” in the 2012 elections.

  11. Whether it’s two years or twenty years, marijuana will be legalized. It’s simply a fact of observation. It’s just a matter of time that we will know exorbitantly more about how our endocannabinoid system works (I mean, the idea is so new its not even in spell check!). We already know that it plays a crucial role in pain, hunger, cell communication, and even brain cell preservation. Then we have to look at our sources of the chemicals that play a part in the whole system; they are: the cannabis sativa plant, synthetic, and naturally occurring (in everything except insects). Currently, the synthetic course of delivery is limited as much as the research itself. Bearing all of this in mind, it simply is just a matter of time before our policies respect the science community’s, as well as the public’s, need of accessing cannabis.

  12. BarT Genesis – Lake Co. Tennessee Colony
    “Message received my brother.” Glad to see you back on the boards. Hope you are happy and well. So! post 17 above is the objective – “The 420 Invasion.”
    Have a great CDXX Communion.
    Manny – San Diego Colony

  13. YES!!! We will be there representing Iowa 515NORML. Can’t wait. 420 Friendly is underground in Iowa. It will be so nice to be where Cannabis is respected rather than demonized.

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