Dale Gieringer

Dale Gieringer is the director of California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and a member of the national NORML board of directors. He was a co-author of California’s medical marijuana initiative, Prop. 215; the proponent of Oakland’s Measure Z “ legalize, tax and regulate” initiative in 2004. and a consultant on numerous other cannabis reform campaigns. He has sponsored and published path-breaking research on cannabis vaporizers as a smoke-free delivery system. He is the author of “Marijuana Medical Handbook” and has published original research on the economics of legalization, medical marijuana usage, the history of marijuana and drug prohibition, potency testing, marijuana and driving safety, and drug urinalysis.

He is a member of the national advisory board of the California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at UCSD and of CHP’s Task Force on Drug-Impaired Driving and has testified before the legislature, local governments, and courts on numerous issues
related to marijuana.