Welcome to NORML Women’s Alliance

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The NORML Women’s Alliance is a nonpartisan coalition of socially and geographically diverse women who believe that marijuana prohibition is a self-destructive and hypocritical policy that undermines the American family, sends a mixed and false message to our young people, and destroys the cherished principles of personal liberty and local self-government.

The NORML Women are bringing a contemporary approach to the public policy debate, and are proudly representing the interests of modern, mainstream women who believe that the negative consequences of marijuana prohibition far outweigh any repercussions from marijuana consumption itself. The NORML Women’s Alliance also presents a core group of national spokeswomen ready to interact with the public and the media on the important issue of marijuana legalization.
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Why Women Fight For Marijuana Legalization

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PHOTO: Kyndra Miller, Board  Member of NORML Women’s Alliance/Credit: Diane Fornbacher

PHOTO: Kyndra Miller, Board of NORML Women’s Alliance/Credit: Diane Fornbacher

NORML Women’s Alliance board members Kyndra Miller of Cannabusiness Law, Inc., Madeline Martinez of The World Famous Cannabis Cafe, and Mieko Hester-Perez of Unconventional Foundation for Autism were heavily quoted in Mint Press News out of Minneapolis, Minnesota in their article ‘Why Women Fight for Marijuana Legalization‘:

“Kyndra Miller is a founding member of the marijuana legalization advocacy group the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws’ subgroup the NORML Women’s Alliance, the first female-specific marijuana legalization group. Miller says that just like the women who banded together in the 1920s to end the prohibition of alcohol, efforts to legalize marijuana in the United States require the influence and support of women, who make up slightly more than 50 percent of the voting population.

Though Miller first got involved in the fight to legalize marijuana because she saw the drug’s illegal status as a civil rights issue, she found a need to create a safe place where women could come together and talk about the unique issues they faced as cannabis consumers and… Continue reading

NORML Women’s Alliance Welcomes Two New Board Members!

 

Two leaders from the cannabis industry have been newly elected to the NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation Board of Directors.  The new members, Rick Cusick and Mieko Hester-Perez bring a wealth of organizational development and leadership support to NORML Women’s Alliance Foundations’ goals.

The NORML Women’s Alliance Board of Directors is a select group of individuals, from a variety of backgrounds, responsible for setting policy and overseeing the organizations’ general well being.  Currently, Madeline Martinez, Diane Fornbacher and Kyndra Miller are serving on the NWA Board of Directors.

The two newly elected board members include:

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Rick Cusick, (Associate Publisher of High Times Magazine) – Rick Cusick has been an activist for over 20 years.  Mr. Cusick is the Chairman of New Jersey NORML and is currently on the national NORML Board of Directors.  Mr. Cusick’s continued support and dedication to NWA’s mission is the basis upon which he was elected to the Board.  Besides being a fearless activist, Mr. Cusick is a dedicated Father and author.  It is truly an honor to have Mr. Cusick on our team!

 

Mieko Hester-Perez, (Founder/Executive Director of The Unconventional Foundation for Autism, an informational website, & President Of CA Corporate & Attorney… Continue reading

NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation to host Educational Fundraiser at the World Famous Cannabis Cafe in Portland, Oregon!

 

The NORML Women’s Alliance is proud to announce our kickoff fundraiser in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, September 29, 2013.  The “High Tea” fundraiser will be hosted by Madeline Martinez, NORML Women’s Alliance Founding Board Member, at the World Famous Cannabis Cafe.  The fundraiser will begin at noon and guests will be served a meal of Northwest fare while they enjoy learning about the NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation – as well as listen to notable speakers discuss contemporary approaches to marijuana policy reform.

Keynote speakers include Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Kyndra Miller, Esq. (President and CEO of CannaBusiness Law, Inc.), Megan Schwarting (Kush Creams), and cannabis activist and writer Anna Diaz. Music will be provided by local duo Butterfly Breakdown.

The NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation, Inc. is a nonpartisan coalition of socially and geographically diverse women who believe that marijuana prohibition is a self-destructive and hypocritical policy that undermines the American family, sends a mixed and false message to our young people, and destroys the cherished principles of personal liberty and local self-government.

NORML Women are bringing a contemporary approach to the public policy debate, and are proudly representing the interests of modern, mainstream women who believe that… Continue reading

Cheyanne Weldon Speaks at XXVII Border Legislative Conference on September 7, 2013

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Cheyanne Weldon – Executive Director of the Texas State Chapter of NORML – will be speaking on September 7, 2013 at 8:00 am at the XXVII Border Legislative Conference on the “Overview of Marijuana Initiatives and Legislation” panel.  Please join her if you are in the area!

For more information, please visit the conference website at www.borderlegislators.org.

UPDATE from NORML Women’s Alliance in Canada!

By Kelly Coulter

 

1. The NORML Women’s Alliance of Canada at the 1st Annual Vancouver Health Expo

The women of British Columbia represented at the Vancouver Health Expo this year and it was a phenomenal success on many levels. This was the first year for the Expo that was founded by our B.C. Community Leader Sandra Colasanti.  Sandra is a powerhouse in this community and the support she is shown wherever she goes speaks to her incredible grace and ability to work under pressure.  Thanks to the amazing efforts of our volunteers Ashley Abrahams and Rosanna Servello who ran the booth speaking without pause and with passion and conviction of the message of the Alliance to the attendees throughout the weekend.  We held a fantastic panel on Friday afternoon with Green Party founder Adrianne Carr and Liberal MP Joyce Murray where we asked politicians questions we had gathered from the attendees.

We spoke with our political allies, the Greens and the Liberals throughout the weekend about better strategies in bringing about legalization in Canada in the near future.  We spoke with doctors and members of the medicinal community about the upcoming changes to the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (“MMAR”)… Continue reading

ASK Dr. G: Does Cannabis help Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (“ADHD”)?

 

By Dr. Estelle Toby Goldstein, MD

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The first problem is whether or not ADHD (or without hyperactivity – commonly referred to as ADD) really exists as it has been described. Many of the adult males that I see describe the symptoms as having existed in their childhood – they were the little guys who ran around all the time and could not sit still in school long enough to get a decent grade.  It seems to have existed in 1937 when Dr. Charles Bradley first described and tried to treat it in a very controlled social environment; a home for children founded by his own great-uncle.

Dr. Bradley seems to have been sensitive to the importance of the social environment in his study of benzedrine in the “misbehavior” of children, and does not seem to have ever been able to figure out why sometimes it worked dramatically and sometimes it made things worse.  No matter – there seems to be a real problem with alleged attention deficit disorder – with or without hyperactivity – among children.  I would venture to suggest that it is far and away the most prevalent psychiatric disorder in children as it affects approximately three… Continue reading

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