The conference will run from July 22nd – 24th in Washington, DC at the Capital Hilton and is open to anyone interested to attend.

Get your conference tickets now! The sooner you register for the conference, the better chance we have to schedule your meeting with your lawmakers instead of their legislative aids.

The Capital Hilton​ has made a block of rooms available to NORML Conference attendees Sunday,
July 22 and Monday, July 23 at a discounted rate.

Rooms must be booked by July 1 to take
advantage of this offer.
Single Rate $169
Double Rate $169
Triple Rate $194
Quad Rate $219


July 22nd: NORML Activist Strategy Summit

For 2018, we’ve going to do a deep dive into grassroots organizing with the NORML Activist
Strategy Summit. Attendees will be able to choose from a number of important areas of interest and
engage in free-flowing, peer to peer strategizing on issues including running an effective chapter,
communications strategy, social media and online activism, and more. Each topic area will be
moderated by outstanding NORML activists from across the country paired with a member of the
National staff and provide an outlet for individuals to share stories based on their advocacy
experiences, exchange tips for best practices, and come up with new concepts to put into play to
help push us closer to the end of prohibition.

Topics include: Organizing political candidate forums, “big organizing” for lobby days, personal
narrative development, and more. Attendees will choose from these sessions:
In the evening, the DMV NORML Coalition kicks off the conference with a welcome reception and
presentation of the Vanguard Awards, honoring lawmakers from DC, Maryland and Virginia on the
forefront of marijuana policy reform.

July 23rd: NORML Conference & Benefit Party
On Monday, July 23rd we will host our formal conference programming. There will be panels,
debates, and individual speakers covering a wide range of topics including: marijuana and its impact
on the opioid crisis, how to engage in local reform efforts, NORML’s role in the 2018 midterms,
marijuana reform as a social justice issue, and updates current 2018 ballot initiative efforts.
In the evening, attendees will gather for a NORML benefit party to enjoy live entertainment and

July 24th: Congressional Lobby Day
For the final day, NORML supporters will once again descend upon Congress to advocate for federal
reforms. The reason we chose to hold the conference and lobby day at this point in the calendar was
because this week represents the final week of legislative session before lawmakers go home for the
August recess when they will be explaining to voters why they should be reelected.
Last year, we had activists from 24 different states attend over 150 scheduled meetings with
Congressional offices and we aim to exceed that this year, with your help!


We are at a critical time for our nationwide movement to end marijuana prohibition. Join citizens from
all across the country to learn new strategies, hear about the latest scientific and political
advancements in the reform movement, and meet in person with your elected officials and their
offices to advocate for legalization. With over 60 percent of the American people in support of ending
prohibition and three-quarters of voters supporting the states that have done so, the time to act is

Thank you for your help in making this the best NORML Conference and Lobby Day yet! We
appreciate your dedication and look forward to seeing you in July!