Welcome to Pittsburgh NORML
Working to Reform Marijuana Laws in Western Pennsylvania
Apr 29, 2013 - Steve
Join Pittsburgh NORML
as we bring you the latest in cannabis reform efforts directly from the
4:20 Events! Please join us and learn what you can do to help us
Topics will include:
-Volunteers Needed for Street Team
-Participation in the "Anything That Floats Race" at the Regatta
-@PghNorml Music Compilation CD
Everyone who attends will get a small token of appreciation from one of our sponsors and you will also be eligable to win a custom glass piece from our partners at Novelty Plus in Weirton, WV. Mention Pittsburgh Norml when you visit there and get 20% off your purchase.
Please share this event with your KIND Friends!
See you at the meeting. 7:30 pm May 2nd
- Ava Lounge
Apr 17, 2013 - Patrick K. Nightingale
years April 20th, 2013, or better known as 420, will be accompanied by a
country-wide celebration for marijuana. For those in Washington and
Colorado, celebrations will be extra special as they usher in the end of
marijuana prohibition, where, for the first time, marijuana will be
legal to possess as an adult. With it comes great news for local
economies because tourists are out to support, and test, the new law.
Denver is expected to draw over 50,000 people to their Civic Center Park
to light up for 420, also, the first ever US based Cannabis Cup will be
held at the convention center. Food, drinks, and live entertainment
featuring your neighborhood pot friendly rapper Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dog), will be available to those who are there to observe the 420 celebrations.
Seattle, on the other hand, is no exception. The organization that runs
the annual Seattle Hempfest celebration in August that draws over
250,000 people, announced a special 420Fest just in time for April 20th.
However, because of the overwhelming popularity, Seattle 420Fest had to
move venues, twice. In a letter to their members, Seattle Hempfest’s
Membership Director Cyrill Bouanna said, “We just had to jump yet
another big hurdle…with a last-hour venue cancellation (again).”
420Fest’s schedule of events is similar to those in Denver, including
live music, drinks, vendors, and complimentary grilled cheeses starting
at 5:00pm (munchies?).
Eyes will be on Washington and Colorado
as they exhibit to the rest of the country, in their first large
marijuana celebration under the new law, that marijuana is not bad and
we can benefit from it. According to CNN, “the gathering offers a
telling preview of how a creative counterculture may be poised to go
mainstream and reap the rewards of a new ‘green economy’ based on pot
Apr 05, 2013 - Steve
With the war on cannabis at it's turning point, some even saying it is over, cannabis users everywhere are finally coming out of the closet. We all know that these prohibition laws are extremely unjust. Now is the time to put them to an end.
The Panic Hour along with help from Philly NORML are now headed into their fourth, soon to be successful "Smoke Down Prohibition" event on the eastern side of the state and now with help from Pittsburgh NORML we are coming together to to speak the truth about cannabis in Pittsburgh and send these prohibition laws up in smoke!
- This April 20th, 2013 come down to Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh and take your stand!
- We will be gathering together at 3:30 PM to let our voices be heard.
- Then promptly at 4:20 PM we will join together in a moment of cannabis reflection.
Rather you are on the eastern or western side of the state, we will be together in spirit!
We are not criminals and with senator Daylin Leach's “Regulate Marijuana Act” Senate Bill 528, Pennsylvanians now have a chance to join Washington and Colorado in ending Prohibition in PA.
Let us show them we support this bill!
*Note - NO GLASS OR OTHER PARAPHERNALIA ALLOWED
Apr 02, 2013 -
Hey yinz guys! Don't forget our 4/20 party
"The Bong Show" on, you guessed it, Saturday, April 20, 2013. We'll
have live entertainment, raffles and giveaways.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and $5 for NORML members!
Mar 15, 2013 - Steve
A Call to Action!
Dear friends and supporters of Pittsburgh NORML:
For some time you have been asking “what can I do to support cannabis reform in PA?” We have an answer – come to our March 21 meeting and join one of our new Committees! Interested in lobbying? Consider joining our Legislative Outreach Committee. Is fundraising your passion? We could certainly use you!
Legislative Outreach – The legislative outreach committee will engage in lobbying, contacting elected representatives, speaking to political groups and grass roots organizations. The Committee will fully support any and all legislation introduced into the PA House or Senate along with federal legislation introduced into Congress.
Fundraising – The fundraising committee will explore any and all potential revenue sources including events, merchandise sales, memberships and donations.
Community Outreach – The community outreach committee will be responsible for education via tabling, speaking engagements and presentations. Community outreach will also build relationships with supportive businesses and other community based organizations. Community Outreach will be responsible for building our “brand” in the greater Southwestern PA area.
Media Relations – Media relations is the communications arm of Pittsburgh NORML. Media relations is responsible for booking speaking engagements, letters to the editor, op-ed articles, press releases and improving our social media presence. Media relations will develop and maintain relationships with all local media outlets as well as any and all media throughout the greater cannabis community.
Executive Committee – the Executive Committee is comprised of the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, the Recording Secretary and the Committee Chairs. The Executive Committee will meet monthly to review recommendations by the Committee chairs, approve action items, and set the strategic and tactical goals of the Organization.
Committees will meet once per month at the discretion of the Committee Chair. Volunteers are expected to attend monthly Committee meetings and actively participate in the action items approved by the Committee and the Executive Committee.
PLEASE join us at Ava Lounge in the Blue Room to listen to presentations by each Committee Chair. You will have the opportunity ask questions about what is expected of volunteers and the potential time commitment involved.
Patrick K. Nightingale, Esquire