Scientific Studies of Marijuana
Learn more about the efficacy of medical marijuana and debunk the myths about use.
Know Your Rights
Educational materials about marijuana laws and upcoming legislation in both city and state.
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana
Watch and hear Pittsburgh NORML in the press and view other marijuana-related materials.
Pittsburgh NORML supports NORML's mission of moving public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to criminal sanction. To that end we are working in Western Pennsylvania to build support for medicinal marijuana laws and the repeal of marijuana criminal statutes.
About Pittsburgh NORML
Pittsburgh NORML is a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. We formed our chapter in October, 2009, after activists in Pittsburgh learned that Pennsylvania's first medicinal marijuana bill had been introduced in the Pennsylvania House. Executive Director Patrick Nightingale has testified in hearings held by the PA House Health and Human Services Committee and has frequently been asked to comment on cannabis and cannabis reform issues in the local print, radio and television media. Pittsburgh NORML is working to educate our fellow Western Pennsylvanians about marijuana, its potential medical and industrial uses, and about the current laws prohibiting marijuana possession and distribution.
Pittsburgh NORML is an officially recognized affiliate of NORML, The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.Contact
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Working to Reform Marijuana Laws
Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting marijuana smokers. A nonprofit public-interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who smoke marijuana responsibly.
Because NORML lobbies state and federal legislators, donations to NORML are not tax deductible. During the 1970s, NORML led the successful efforts to decriminalize minor marijuana offenses in 11 states and significantly lower marijuana penalties in all others.
Today NORML continues to lead the fight to reform state and federal marijuana laws, whether by voter initiative or through the elected legislatures. NORML serves as an informational resource to the national media on marijuana-related stories, providing a perspective to offset the anti-marijuana propaganda from the government; lobbies state and federal legislators in support of reform legislation; publishes a regular newsletter; hosts, along with the NORML Foundation, an informative web site and an annual conference; and serves as the umbrella group for a national network of citizen-activists committed to ending marijuana prohibition and legalizing marijuana.
Our sister organization, the NORML Foundation sponsors public advertising campaigns to better educate the public about marijuana and alternatives to current marijuana policy; provides legal assistance and support to victims of the current laws; and undertakes relevant research.
The oldest and largest marijuana legalization organization in the country, NORML maintains a professional staff in Washington, DC, headed by Executive Director Allen St. Pierre, and a network of volunteer state and local NORML Chapters across the country.
Note that NORML and all affiliates neither promote nor condone illegal behavior.
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