Pittsburgh NORML to host fundraiser for John Fetterman for United States Senate


For Immediate Release:

Pittsburgh NORML to host fundraiser for John Fetterman for United States Senate

When: Sept. 30, 2015, from 5p – 7p
Where: Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille, 2106 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pittsburgh NORML, a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws will be hosting a fundraiser for John Fetterman for United States Senate.

John Fetterman is the Mayor of Braddock, PA, a former steel town that has struggled since the collapse of the steel industry. He has worked tirelessly to help his community rebound despite the myriad challenges posed by economic decline, poverty and narcotics trafficking.

Mr. Fetterman was recently quoted in the Washington Post saying:

“I’m also very pro-legalization of marijuana. I also think we as a country need to have a conversation about the legalization of other drugs. I’ve been mayor of a town that’s had a lot of economic upheaval, and I’ve seen this: the war on drugs is a failure. If you’re taking drugs, you’re doing it to numb some pain in your life. It’s a medical issue.”

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Pittsburgh NORML shares Mayor Fetterman’s position on cannabis and we believe he is the best candidate on issues of drug reform and criminal justice. Please join us on Wednesday to hear John’s vision for the future of this great nation of ours!

For more information:

Ryan O’Donnell from Fetterman for US Senate – ryan@johnfetterman.com
Patrick Nightingale – Pgh NORML – 412.225.7959


Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce medical cannabis round table videos

The event, sponsored by the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce, will present viewpoints from both sides of the controversy. The Chamber remains neutral on the topic, but is presenting the information so that individuals and businesses have a better understanding of the issues.

Speakers at the Medical cannabis Round Table include Attorney Patrick Nightingale, a criminal defense attorney and outspoken proponent of medical cannabis; Ryan West, CFI, LPQ of Greenbriar Treatment Centers, he is a published expert on the subject of workplace drug and alcohol addiction, including a specialized article on cannabis use in the workplace; State Senator Mike Folmer, the sponsor of Senate Bill 3; and Danielle McGurk, the parent of two children who could benefit from medical cannabis to treat a severe form of epilepsy. Also speaking will be Michael Palladini, RPh MBA CAC, a registered pharmacist who has developed training materials focused on prescription drug abuse and marijuana use and abuse.