Speaker Bio


Steven Hawkins

Steven Hawkins

Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project

Steven Hawkins is President & CEO of the United States Cannabis Council and  Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, the leading national organizations advancing legalization of cannabis for adult use and medical treatment.  He has held a number of leadership positions, including Executive Vice President of the NAACP, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, President of the Coalition for Public Safety and Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.  He began his career as a civil rights attorney and has worked on a range of policy issues over the last 30 years.  He is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Law.