January 9, 2013

Washington I-502 Lobby Training And Strategy Session

January 9, 2013
washington state marijuana regulations

washington state legalizes marijuana i-502As the LCB and legislature move forward implementing I-502, NORML Thurston wants to act as enablers and liaisons for cannabis activists in Washington. We know our voices and needs are more likely to be met if we can speak together and with purpose. This strategy session will cover:

1. What is happening with I-502 now.
2. The basics of lobbying public officials, and the differences of doing so at the federal, state, and local levels.
3. The basics of talking to the media and getting your message out beyond your friends.
4. How to best grow the influence of our local chapter.

NORML’s primary goal will be to represent the cannabis consumer, but this gives us an interest in seeing the production, processing, and retail structures approved by the voters go forward. However, people with specific interests in licensing or policy are free to show up, share and learn, and decide if they want to work with us going forward.

Please join us, we’re a small and dedicated group, and as such we can accomplish miracles!
When: Sunday Jan 13, 2013; 2 – 4 pm
Cutters Point Coffee, 1350 Marvin Road, NE (in the parking lot by Costco and Home Depot)

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