Travel Writer Rick Steves to Hold Congressional Briefings in Support of Ending Marijuana Prohibition

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Steves will join national marijuana policy reform groups to speak with the Senate and House to urge them to change federal marijuana laws and leave the issue to the states.

February 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Travel guru Rick Steves will visit the nation’s capital on Tuesday to advocate for legislation to end federal marijuana prohibition, according to a press release. Steves will join representatives of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) for Congressional briefings on Tuesday morning to discuss the positive experiences states are having with regulating marijuana and why lawmakers should support legislation that allows states to determine their own marijuana policies. The Senate briefing will take place at 11:45 a.m. ET in Room 188 of the Russell Senate Office Building. The House of Representatives briefing will take place at 4:30 p.m. ET in Room 2247 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The House briefing was organized in cooperation with the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, a group of representatives from states that have made marijuana legal for adults and who support reforming federal marijuana laws.

Members of the media are invited to both events, and attendance at the House briefing is encouraged.

Steves was a major proponent of the law passed by Washington state voters in 2012 regulating and taxing marijuana. Tuesday’s events are part of a regional tour, during which Steves and other marijuana policy reform advocates are urging lawmakers to support legislation to make marijuana legal in their states.

WHAT: Congressional briefings featuring travel writer Rick Steves in support of making marijuana legal for adults and ending federal prohibition

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Senate briefing at 11:45 a.m. ET, House briefing at 4:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: Senate briefing—Russell Senate Office Building, Room 188; House briefing—Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2247; Capitol Hill, Washington

WHO: Rick Steves
Justin Strekal, NORML
Don Murphy, Marijuana Policy Project
Members of Congress