2015 DMVCC Vanguard Awards Celebration


Celebrating our achievements and investing in our future!



The DMVCC was formed in 2014 with the goal of collaborating across state lines to achieve regional reform: cross-promoting events, sharing best practices, and recognizing those who are instrumental in pushing forward common-sense cannabis policy.

Last year's Vanguard Awards were held in DC and featured a rollicking keynote address by Doug Fine, an investigative journalist who has published books on the economic potential of cannabis and industrial hemp.


This year we have three honorees -- people who have been truly instrumental in bringing reform to the region, and will continue to lead the struggle for cannabis freedom. Learn who they are and meet them at the event!

Keynote address

This year's speaker is Betty Aldworth, a principal player in Colorado's landmark initiative which culminated in citizens passing the amendment that legalized and regulated cannabis for the first time since marijuana prohibition began in 1937. As the Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), she will inform attendees of the mission and detail its recent initiatives and successes.

Event Details

The DMVCC welcomes reform advocates, policy makers, legislators, and media. The Highline menu will be available for drinks and dining throughout the event. No need to bring printed tickets, just an ID to check against the reservations list. 

Pre-Party with Reform Professionals!

The DC area is home to many drug law reform organizations, and we are fortunate that representatives from most of them will be available from 7-8pm for networking and questions. Please select the "Reform Professional Meet & Greet" ticket option.

Thank you to our sponsors

S&G Endeavors, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, Virginia NORML, Maryland NORML, DC NORML, SSDP, and the DC Cannabis Campaign. All proceeds will support future law reform advocacy activities of the DMVCC member organizations listed here.