Cannabis In The Capitol
As part of the 2019 legislative session, Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman, legislative leaders, and a coalition of cannabis reform advocacy groups, medical marijuana patients and caregivers, farmers and local business representatives are gathering in the State House on Tuesday, February 13 for a full day of press, advocacy and education.
The goal of this event is to further inform lawmakers and the public on the importance of timely cannabis reform in Vermont. This includes; reducing youth access, bringing greater social and racial justice to our laws, improving highway safety, promoting cannabis as a medical alternative to opiates, building a functional tax and regulate system for commercial cannabis, advancing the economic opportunities locally-grown cannabis, and expanding our cannabis-related tourism.
The day begins at 10am with an advocacy boot camp, updating participants on where Vermont’s legalization process stands and training people how to engage with their legislators.
From 11-12, participants can attend committee meetings, network with other advocates, and share their cannabis stories at a storytelling station sponsored by Unhidden, the Heady Vermont podcast.
Participants can schedule lunch with their representatives from 12-12:30.
At 12:30, there will be a full press conference in the Cedar Creek Room on the second floor, which will feature Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, other elected representatives and cannabis advocates.
Following the press conference, members of the public will meet with their own Representatives and Senators to speak with him/her/them directly about the issue of cannabis reform and visit the storytelling both..
The last part of the day is the Cannabis in the Capitol Education Fair, taking place in the State House Cafeteria from 4:00-7:00pm. The fair will feature a mix of 20 different advocacy groups, medical dispensaries, hemp farms, and CBD product producers, and will be open to the public and free for all participating.
Due to the location and nature of this event, there are no product sales allowed, only samples for demonstration purposes, and any marketing materials that vendors might have to share.
Interested participants can RSVP for the event on Facebook, set up a meeting for February 13 by reaching out to their representatives via the state legislative website.
For more information and exhibiting inquiries for the Education Fair from 4:00-7:00pm, contact firstname.lastname@example.org