2019 Conference & Lobby Day

2019 NORML Conference & Lobby Day

We have never been at a more critical time in the nationwide movement to end federal marijuana prohibition. In 2019, NORML members from across America learned effective strategies, heard the latest scientific and political advancements, and met in person with influential members of Congress. With over 65% percent of the American public in support of marijuana legalization, and three-quarters of voters supporting states' rights to enact their own marijuana policies, the time to act is now.

Sunday, September 8: NORML Leadership Summit

NORML activists took a deep dive into grassroots organizing at the NORML Leadership Summit. Those who completed the one-day course received access to exclusive educational materials that will be used to duplicate trainings across the country. Participants were awarded certificates and NORML Leadership lapel pins to recognize their accomplishment. Training modules included: chapter organization, effective messaging strategies, lobbying to win, event planning and execution, and more.

Sunday, September 8: Welcome Reception & Vanguard Awards

Fellow conference attendees celebrated the achievements of NORML Chapters, Leaders and Members from across the country at the Welcome Reception & Vanguard Awards.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) receives NORML Award
NORML Political Director Justin Strekal (right) presents the Rufus King Sr. award to Senator Ron Wyden (OR)

Monday, September 9: NORML Conference

Conference programming included expert panels, policy debates, and energizing speakers covering a wide range of marijuana policy-related topics.

Tuesday, September 10: NORML Congressional Lobby Day

On Capitol Hill NORML Lobby Day participants met with Congressional offices and advocated for the end of federal marijuana prohibition. Attendees relaxed and debriefed afterward at a local watering hole, where they swapped stories and said farewell to old friends and new.


National Cannabis Festival
Virgina NORML