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.
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.
State Policies Coordinator, NORML
Carly Wolf graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice. After deciding to dedicate her career to criminal justice reform, Carly began working as a student intern for NORML in Washington, DC. Shortly after graduation, she was hired as NORML’s Political Associate, providing general support to the political team.
Currently, Carly serves as NORML’s State Policies Coordinator. She tracks and analyzes hundreds of pieces of marijuana-related legislation every legislative session and provides state level political and legislative support to NORML’s network of over 150 state and local chapters nationwide, regularly collaborating with state lawmakers and advocates to move evidence-based marijuana policy reform forward through state legislatures across the country.
Jenn Michelle, NORML
Development Director, NORML
Jenn Michelle Pedini is the development director of NORML, and serves as the executive director of the state affiliate, Virginia NORML. Jenn Michelle’s work in Virginia has resulted in the implementation of a legal and regulated medical cannabis program, the decriminalization of personal possession, and the establishment of the Virginia Legislative Cannabis Caucus. At NORML, they ensure availability of resources and tools necessary to leverage NORML’s powerful grassroots support and elevate the work of the worldwide affiliate chapter network.
Prior to drug policy reform, they enjoyed a successful entertainment and media career with The Walt Disney Company. Born and raised in Orlando, FL, Jenn Michelle has flown from the heights of Cinderella’s Castle and danced their way through the Walt Disney World Resort. Jenn Michelle resides in Richmond, and brings a sparkle of pixie dust to public policy.
Executive Director, Texas NORML
Jax Finkel is Executive Director for Texas NORML. She has been involved in cannabis law reform since 2005. In her tenor, Jax has participated in many panel discussions and speaking engagements including events at the LBJ Library and was a co-keynote at the Drug Impact Conference. Jax has also been quoted in the Texas Tribune, Forbes and every major news outlet in Texas. She innovated the first ever cannabis-centric Voter's Guide in 2012 and continues to prepare the Texas NORML Voter Guide for each election season. In 2017, she founded a 501c3 nonprofit, Foundation for an Informed Texas (FIT), which focuses on rural education. FIT produced a successful medical cannabis ad campaign that was played on MSNBC and Fox News which reached over 1.8 million Texans. She created curriculum, helped organize and execute regional trainings from 2015 to the present. She offers expert testimony before City Council and the Texas Legislature. Jax is often at the Capitol pushing for cannabis law reform and building relationships with our Legislators. Cannabis law reform is her passion.