Pittsburgh NORML Meeting and Free Expungement Workshop

Our montly meeting is Thursday January 5th starting around 7PM at Black Forge Coffee House and we will discuss the latest in the news and views of medical marijuana here in Pittsburgh and PA.

We also invite all of our friends and supporters to join us for a free “expungement workshop.” Attorney Patrick K. Nightingale of PKN Law – Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorneys and Executive Director of Pittsburgh Norml will be discussing PA Expungement law and what rights you have to remove certain criminal charges from your criminal history.

If you have a marijuana related charge on your record and you are curious if it can be expunged come and we will give you free and direct legal advice.

Please share this with anyone you know that may have interest in this valuable workshop.

Expungement (also called “expunction”) is a court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is “sealed,” or erased in the eyes of the law. When a conviction is expunged, the process may also be referred to as “setting aside a criminal conviction.” The availability of expungement, and the procedure for getting an arrest or conviction expunged, will vary according to the state or county in which the arrest or conviction occurred.

Pittsburgh Norml News Episode 2 with Patrick and Theresa

And now for another installment of the Pittsburgh Norml #‎NormlNews where our Executive Director Patrick and our 1st Lady Theresa speak about the new medicinal marijuana bill and some of the hard work put in by our momma bears and the patients they call sons and daughters we have all fought so hard for. Shout out to Antania Hawkins/please Be My Voice for her and her families strength!

Please “SHARE” and leave your feedback for us below! Thank you for watching and your continued support and don’t forget about the Pittsburgh Norml’s “High Ride” Car Raffle and 4/20 Event – Win a 1971 Mach 1 Fastback Driven and Signed by Tommy Chong!!

MEDICAL CANNABIS SUPPORT RALLY Cranberry Township, 16066 on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 4 pm



PITTSBURGH, PA (DEC 4, 2015) The Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society (PAMCS), along with many concerned state residents, including those suffering from diseases which could be treated with medical cannabis and their families, will be rallying at the Regional Learning Alliance and Conference Center, in Cranberry Township, 16066 on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 4 pm.

More than two weeks ago, the House Rules Committee voted to place SB3 on the legislative calendar, but it still has not received a vote. “While we support Leader Dave Reed’s efforts to gain consensus within his caucus, it’s now time to go forward with a clean bill that is not hobbled by unnecessary amendments,” said PAMCS Executive Director, Patrick Nightingale.

Patients and their families were repeatedly promised a medical cannabis bill would be passed this year and that it would not to be a part of the Budget negotiations. “Every time there is a delay in moving SB3, they tell us that they are consumed with the Budget. In the meantime, they passed over 15 bills since October 31st,” said Heather Shuker, mother of 12 year old Hannah, who has intractable epilepsy.

Along with Nightingale and Shuker, other speakers will include:

  • Dr. Cyril Wecht, renowned pathologist, on the latest medical research
  • Brandon Genescritti, a little person who uses medical cannabis to treat his chronic pain due to renal failure
  • Rich and Becky Witwer, parents of Grace, who died Nov. 11th from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)
  • Joe McGurk, father of 2 beautiful girls who both suffer from a catastrophic form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome
  • Lolly Bentch, Co-founder of Campaign for Compassion, and mother of Anna who suffers from severe epilepsy

The PAMCS strongly encourages any Pennsylvanians who support Medical Cannabis to attend. With Gov. Wolf ready to sign a bill that gets to his desk, a bill that best supports the patients who need it is our primary goal. As Executive Director Nightingale said, “We need to make sure that the bill that gets to the Governor’s is worth the effort and worth him signing it.”


The Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society (PAMCS) is a non-profit organization of medical cannabis industry professionals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PAMCS consists of industry professionals working together to: represent the PA medical cannabis industry in public venues including the government, private sector, and the media; provide members with timely information, expert services, and professional support on medical cannabis issues; and advance medical cannabis policy, science, education, and ethics.


Sven Hosford, Media Director

Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society




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