By Sabrina Fendrick, Director of NORML Women's Outreach
A huge congratulations is due to NORML's state chapter in the Old Dominion. Last week, Virginia NORML joined the ranks of the the Kiwanis Club and the Cub Scouts when they posted the first NORML "Adopt-a-Highway" sign in the Commonwealth of Virginia. And while they didn't get highway 420 (located in Alexandria), they did get a nice segment in Northern Virginia west of the DC beltway, and just 20 miles north of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The Northern Virginia regional affiliate, NOVA NORML has organized the first clean up to take place Sunday September 29th, 2013 at 11am. Volunteers will be meeting near Dulles International Airport, at the corner of Woodland Rd and Severn Way. We encourage all NOVA supporters to come out and get involved.
VIRGINIA STATE CONFERENCE: In addition, Virginia NORML will also be holding a statewide conference on Saturday October 5th near the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Va. It will feature well-known experts in cannabis law and policy, as well as longtime Virginia marijuana activists. Speakers include the associate director of the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (1971-73) and secretary of the first National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse (1975-80), Richard Bonnie (professor, University of Virginia), former National NORML executive director Jon Gettman, and current Virginia gubernatorial candidate Robert Sarvis (libertarian). Conference tickets and additional information available here.