The 2001 NORML Conference, entitled “4/20 – A Celebration of Personal Freedom,” will be held in Washington, DC at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel on April 19-21, 2001. Featured speakers for the conference include New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan, ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser, Lindesmith Center – Drug Policy Foundation Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann, and NORML board members Lester Grinspoon, M.D. Harvard Medical School (Emeritus), and John P. Morgan, M.D., City University of New York Medical School.
There is nothing wrong with the responsible use of marijuana by adults and it should be of no interest or concern to the government. That premise underlies the NORML 2001 Conference.
Please mark you calendar now, and join us for our annual political conference. We welcome all who are interested in reforming marijuana policy and urge those who are committed to ending marijuana prohibition to make a special effort to attend. This is our best opportunity each year to meet and network with allies from across the country and prepare for the year ahead.
We have scheduled the conference to coincide with “4/20,” the date that has become associated in the popular culture as a special day for marijuana smokers — sort of what “Miller time” has become to beer drinkers. We hope to build on that tradition and encourage reform supporters to join us in Washington, DC as a way to celebrate 4/20.
The hotel has agreed to offer out attendees an extremely favorable room rate of $129 per night, single or double. For reservations, you can use their toll-free number (800-Hotels-1) or call directly (202-898-9000). Let reservations know that you are calling for the ‘NORML Conference’ to qualify for the greatly reduced rates. And call early, as the number of reduced rate rooms is limited.
For more information visit www.norml.org/calendar/conf2001intro.shtml