norml 2020 Conference
NORML is pleased to announce that our annual conference will be presented in digital format on October 22 & 23 from 12-5PM EDT. This event is an annual tradition that NORML activists from around the country look forward to every year.
The NORML 2020 Conference will be presented as a streaming event on October 22-23 from 12-5PM EDT.
This digital version of the NORML Conference will be incredibly informative, featuring many of the things we’ve come to enjoy about our conferences: powerful panels debating the reform issues of the day, engaging expert speakers to educate and empower attendees, and crucial content that will help you take your activism to a new level.
We are excited to partner with Green Flower Media to bring you this virtual pay-what-you-can event. We hope the ease of access of tuning in from wherever you are on your laptop or phone will encourage and enable you to join us and learn about our important fight for marijuana law reform at the state, federal, and local levels.
Register now for the NORML 2020 Conference and join members from all across America in celebrating 50 years of activism with NORML!
DAYS OF ACTION
Don't wing it - make a plan to vote!
It’s simple! You are more likely to vote if you make a plan to do it. You want to think through how you’re going to vote, which depending on what options are available in your state could be voting by mail, early voting, or on Election Day. #VOTEPlanReady
Check out your ballot before you cast your vote!
Check out your ballot before you cast your vote!Your ballot isn’t a pop quiz – you can see exactly what’s going to be on your ballot ahead of time. Before you vote, it’s easy to read up about the candidates running for federal, state, and local office in your community. You can also learn about possible constitutional amendments, local referenda, and ballot initiatives. Get prepared ahead of time so you are confident when you cast your ballot! #BallotReady
Level up your voting engagement!
Elections are powered by people. Once you’re ready to vote, take it a step further: Get your friends and family ready to make their voices heard, become a poll worker, volunteer with Election Protection, and let folks in your network know you’re #VoteReady. #WeReady2020
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Colorado NORML endorses Rep. Edie Hooton for House Representative District 10
Denver, Colorado: The Colorado NORML organization officially endorses Edie Hooton for House Representative - District 10 in the November 3rd, 2020 election. Colorado NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient, and affordable.
“Rep. Edie Hooton has been a stand-up lawmaker for Cannabis having passed legislation expanding the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana and co-sponsored many other cannabis legislations that is now law. She supports ending the federal prohibition of marijuana and has shown her support of Colorado's legalization. We look forward to a 2021 legislative session with her and Bills we can create for a better Colorado” says executive director of Colorado NORML, Ashley Weber.
Rep. Edie has dedicated herself to serve the State of Colorado and will be sure in her years at the Capitol that she is your voice. Her belief that everyone in Denver deserves better – access to medicine, housing, reducing plastic use, and everything needed day to day. She has fought – and won – on behalf of marijuana access at the state level and feels the federal prohibition of marijuana has been a wasteful, harmful, failure enabling unnecessary surveillance of Americans and provided a pretext for law enforcement to detain or search Americans, often people of color who committed no other crime creating time-consuming burdens for the legal and law enforcement system.
“The issue of marijuana uses, and possession is personal to me and I have seized the opportunity as a legislator to educate, normalize, and support communities who choose to use it for medicinal or recreational purposes. Legalized medical and recreational marijuana has created jobs and economic activity in Colorado.” – Rep. Edie Hooton, 2020
1144 15th Street Suite 2700
Denver, Co 80202
September 28, 2020
US Rep. Jason Crow
3300 S. Parker Rd. #100
Aurora, Co 80014
Dear Congressman Crow:
Thank you for your support and leadership in support of the MORE Act. We are grateful of your appreciation of the urgency of the moment.
We are at a crucial crossroads where we decide whether we want to support freedom, whether we want to enable commerce, whether we want to work towards a sustainable future.
We have seen the horrors of the Drug War and look forward to the ending of prohibition. The MORE Act is a crucial step in that direction.
Today is National Voter Registration Day! There is so much at stake in this upcoming election, and particularly if cannabis justice is an important issue to you, get registered to VOTE today! Keep reading for details on how to get registered.
We need you to vote as if your life depends on it, because for so many, especially our incarcerated constituents, it does.
NORML is excited to once again be part of a national effort to strengthen our democracy by registering voters on September 22, 2020, National Voter Registration Day.
As a nonpartisan holiday celebrated by a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals, across sectors and across the country, National Voter Registration Day is the perfect opportunity to get involved no matter what party you support or which issues matter most to you. First celebrated in 2012, National Voter Registration Day has become a national holiday when NORML, along with thousands of organizations and volunteers, organizes to ensure our family, friends, and neighbors are registered to vote and ready to cast a ballot.
We’re really excited to be able to join thousands of groups across America for this important national holiday. Thanks so much for your support!
Colorado NORML Team
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
NATIONAL EXPUNGEMENT WEEK (N.E.W.) 2020 TO FEATURE VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON LEGAL RELIEF AND WRAPAROUND SERVICES
EXPUNGEMENT AWARENESS WEEK EVENTS
TO TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 19-26 -- WILL BE AVAILABLE IN COLORADO TIL THE 30th
POP-UP FOOD PANTRIES AND VOTER REGISTRATION
AMONG SERVICES OFFERED AT SELECT LOCATIONS
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS INCLUDE
CANOPY GROWTH AND CODE FOR AMERICA
DENVER, CO National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) 2020, the third annual week of awareness across the U.S. that offers expungement and other forms of legal relief to some of the 77 million Americans with criminal records will take place September 19-26, 2020. Adapting to address COVID-19 health and safety concerns, N.E.W. 2020 will continue its vital work through a mix of online and in-person clinics, workshops, and events - featuring crucial supportive services including pop-up food pantries and voter registration at select locations.
N.E.W. 2020 clinics will cover all 5 regions of the U.S., representing states including California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington. Besides record clearing services, legal advice, and education, N.E.W. 2020 will continue its mission to restore individuals and communities through wraparound services focused on key areas of relief exposed by the ongoing pandemic, including reparative justice, voting rights, housing, and food insecurity. N.E.W. 2020 is made possible by Canopy Growth Corporation, local sponsors, partner organizations, and a tireless community of grassroots organizers working directly with disenfranchised communities.
“Our year-round work never stops, and we are determined to use this week to inspire communities to take action, clear records, and restore the rights of some of the 77 million justice-impacted people in the U.S.,” says LaTorie Marshall, the founder of National Expungement Week.
N.E.W. is a permanent assistance network for marginalized communities nationwide, which has helped over 1,000 people start to clear or seal convictions on their records. More than 3,000 people have also received related social services offered at N.E.W. clinics and events, including employment resources, voter registration, and health screenings. Since its launch in 2018, the grassroots network has generated a public benefit of over $10,000,000.
N.E.W. 2020 is powered by people of color, supported in full solidarity by Cage-Free Repair, and brought to communities through a dedicated group of community organizers and activists. The collective advocates for uniform legal relief laws and automatic expungement policies nationwide and raises awareness for the 44,000 legal and socioeconomic barriers that exist for the disenfranchised. Though not cannabis-specific, mitigating the impact of the War on Drugs is a key focus, as it works to put marginalized communities directly in touch with valuable services and resources. N.E.W. has also created an online toolkit to further their expungement efforts year-round.
N.E.W.’s partnership with Code For America continues in a number of forms in 2020. Code for America’s National Day of Civic Hacking (September 12, 2020) will focus on the social safety net, and those efforts will be amplified by the wraparound services offered at N.E.W. events one week later. In time for one of the most consequential election cycles of a generation, N.E.W. 2020’s push for voter registration also coincides with National Voter Registration Day, which takes place on September 22, 2020.
For more information on N.E.W. 2020, including a full list of locations and events, please visit www.nationalexpungementweek.org.
N.E.W. is a collective of reparative justice advocates and organizers from across the country focused on restoring the rights of the disenfranchised. Their signature event, National Expungement Week, offers expungement and other forms of legal relief to some of the 77 million Americans across the US with convictions on their records. These convictions can restrict access to housing, employment, education, public assistance, and voting rights long after sentences have been served. N.E.W. initiatives and events offer as many wraparound services as possible to restore people’s rights and lift up communities. N.E.W. will provide awareness and relief services all year leading up to a week of awareness and action on September 19-26 2020. For more information, please visit nationalexpungementweek.org or @expungementweek on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
For more information, please contact:
Tracey Henry Consulting/T.H.C.
TONIGHT at 7:00 pm Please join the Longmont City Council for their live meeting. You have 3 minutes to give testimony. Tonight medical marijuana delivery will be on the agenda. We are in support of this change of code to the Longmont city ordinances.
updates to City codes to include mmj delivery:
I. Deliveries of Marijuana. Delivery of medical marijuana and paraphernalia shall be permitted by licensees operating a medical marijuana delivery business in conjunction with a city-licensed medical marijuana center with a valid marijuana delivery permit, and shall comply with the following requirements:
Anyone wishing to provide Public Comment during Public Invited To Be Heard must watch the livestream of the meeting for instructions.
NORML has joined forces with some of America’s leading cannabis advocacy groups to host the 2020 National Drug Policy Reform Seminar on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 12-4pm ET.
Timed to take place in the days leading up to the 2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, NDPRS provides the next administration and Congress with recommendations to successfully navigate the evolving cannabis policy landscape.
The virtual, nonpartisan gathering is free with RSVP for all policy makers, experts, advocates, business owners, and cannabis law reform supporters.
Visit drugpolicyreformseminar.com to register and learn more about the panelists, discussion topics, schedule, partners, and more.
local muncipalities - do your part
Last year Colorado passed a Bill to allow for cannabis delivery. Governor Polis signed HB19-1234 into law May 29th 2019 at 3:32 p.m. allowing for the delivery of regulated marijuana.
This gave local municipalities control to enact ordinances to allow for deliveries within their City. More than ever do we need localities to ACT NOW!
Local municipalities need to pass a local ordinance to allow for cannabis dispensary delivery.
We have been working with stakeholders groups in Denver before the stay-at-home order was issued. And will continue to remotely gain forward motion progress with delivery.
Voters to cast ballots in presidential, congressional primaries
Super Tuesday is finally here! We've been preparing for this event for months—studying the races, analyzing the candidates, and sifting through the data. And now, we get to process some results. In addition to this being the date when the largest number of states and territories hold a presidential preference primary or caucus, it’s also the beginning of the primary season for congressional, state executive, and legislative races.
Here are five facts about what's happening today: