DRCNet Activist Guide 8/94

State Listings



Michael Hess has applied to start a chapter of ALABAMA NORML. You can contact Mr. Hess at:

123 Holiday Dr. Titus, AL 36080
(205) 567-9051
(205) 567-9310 (BBS News BBS)
Email: [email protected]

(See: ONLINE, for a description of Mr. Hess's online database of drug policy articles.)

Shirley Wilson
P.O. Box 55
Stapleton, AL 36578
(205) 937-3362

Michael Seibert, Esq.
4802 Westwood
Dr. Huntsville, AL 35810
(205) 852-3592 (office)
(205) 859-0002 (fax)
(205) 720-2668


Jack Keane
2152 Dawson St.
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 279-5208

Anchorage NORML.
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.



Ellen Sax (federal)
P.O. Box
18313 Tucson, AZ 85731
(602) 885-3443

Marilyn Krausch (state)
4129 San Patricio
Place Tucson, AZ 85705
(602) 887-0907

Rosanne Marie Sbrocca
3703 E. Indian School
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 957-0089

N.A.U. NORML, Flagstaff, AZ (provisional or newly forming)
A.S.U. NORML, Tempe, AZ (provisional or newly forming)
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.

CHA - The Coalition for Hemp Awareness
(See: Directory of Organizations )


Judy Glasco
23435 Col. Glenn Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72210
(501) 821-5310

Little Rock NORML
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


Much of this information was provided by:

California NORML
Dale Gieringer
State Coordinator
2215-R Market St. #278
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 563-5858
(310) 652-8654 (LA)
E-mail: [email protected]

California activists suffered a defeat this year when the legislature passed "Smoke a Joint, Lose your License". A small consolation is that the legislation includes a sunset clause so that the legislature must consider whether to renew it.


California's forfeiture sunset last 12/31, forcing prosecutors to resort to Federal law. The following new bills are being considered in a conference committee:

AB 114
Assembly John Burton (D-S.F.), reforms some aspects of state's forfeiture law, though a conviction is still not required.
SB 1158
Senator Ken Maddy (R-Fresno), Attorney General Lungren's bill to make the forfeiture law even worse.

Write to the following conference committee members: Assemblymembers Bob Epple (D-Long Beach), Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills), and John Burton (D-S.F.); State Senators Ken Maddy (R-Fresno), Nick Petris (D-Oakland) and Gary Hart (D-Santa Barbara). Address to: State Capitol, Sacramento 95814.

SB 1364
State Senators Milton Marks (S.F.) and Nick Petris (Oakland), would reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II prescription drug in CA. Production of medical marijuana would still be illegal under federal law. Bill is a follow-up to last year's non-binding medical marijuana resolution, SB 8, by State Sen. Henry Mello. SB 1364 has been endorsed by the California Medical Association.
AB 2948
Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, would set up a drug and alcohol abuse task force to study the state's drug policy. A similar bill last year was vetoed by Gov. Wilson.

Address letters to: State Capitol, Sacramento, 95814.


Virginia Resner
P.O. Box 170375
San Francisco, CA 94117

William Panzer, Esq.
370 Grand Ave., Suite 3
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 834-1892 (office)
(510) 527-1368 (fax)

California NORML: 
        (415) 563-5858 
        Meetings in SF 1st Friday of each month. 
California Drug Policy Reform Coalition: 
        (510) 653-5173 (East Bay)
        (415) 369-0330 (peninsula) 
        8749 Holloway Dr. 
        West Hollywood 90069 
        (310) 652-8654 
San Diego NORML: 
        (619) 571-0088
Santa Cruz Hemp Council: 
        (408) 425-3235
Hayward NORML: 
Bakersfield NORML (Doug McAfee): 
        (805) 397-0766 
Marin Hemp Renaissance (Lynette Shaw): 
        (415) 721-1936 
San Luis Obispo (Alan McAfee): 
        (805) 546-9242 
Orange County Hemp Council: 
        (714) 760-7828 
Civil Liberties Monitoring Project, Humboldt County (Ed Denson): 
Not specifically a drug reform group, but opposes all civil liberties violations,
the bulk of which are related to drug law enforcement. 
Cannabis Action Network: 
        442 Haight St. 
        San Francisco 
        (510) 486-8083
Americans for Compassionate Use (Dennis Peron): 
        (415) 864-1961
Southern California ACLU ad hoc drug policy committee (Bob Shafer): 


The Colorado Hemp Initiative Project (CO-HIP) collected only 22,000 of the 50,000 signatures to get on the ballot. Organizers attribute this primarily to a lack of funds and to a late start in organizing (the chief exception being the highly successful Boulder Hemp Initiative Project (BHIP), which has met regularly since 1992. COHIP wants to start organizing now for 1996, and will be holding weekly educational meetings in Boulder every Tuesday starting September 6.
For more information, contact:

P.O. Box 729
Nederland, CO 80466
(303) 784-5632
Email: [email protected]


Nancy Richardson
21990 WCR
62 Greeley, CO 80631
(303) 353-3062

Frances May
1277 S. Memphis St.
Aurora, CO 80017
(303) 337-1801

Denver NORML, Denver, CO
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


Mary Taylor
97 Head Meadow Rd.
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 426-0787


Recently the Washington, DC city council held a public hearing on the Resolution for a Federal Commission on Drug Policy (Hoover Resolution). Call members of the city council and Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly to compliment them on confronting this issue and urge them to endorse the Resolution.


Perry Philip
2032 16th St. NW #4
Washington, DC 20009

DC Metro NORML, Washington, DC
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


September 2-5: NORML's 1994 National Conference.
For info, call NORML, (202) 483-5500.

November 15: National Medicinal Marijuana Day.
For info, call Emergency Coalition for Medical Cannabis (ECMC), (202) 483-5500.

November 16-19: 8th Annual International Conference on Drug Policy Reform.
For info call the Drug Policy Foundation, (202) 537-5005.

November 20: NORML Afternoon Workshop.
For info, call NORML, (202) 482- 5500.



Denise Jimenez
P.O. Box 374
Marathon, FL

Leah Rodriguez
300 NW, 128th Ave.
Miami, FL 33182
(305) 552-5239

Martha Bugella (new chapter)
13161 McGregor Blvd., Suite C
Ft. Meyers, FL 33919
(813) 481-1852

Mildred Reese
207 N. Jefferson Dr.
Coral Gables, FL
(305) 446-6570

Tena Aiello
P.O. Box 22561 Ft.
Lauderdale, FL 33335
(305) 527-4903

Regina Davenport
9008 Larkerwoods Rd.
Navarre Beach, FL 32566
(904) 939-9038

Rebecca Klang
1708 Clement Rd.
Lutz, FL 33549
(813) 949-6038

Florida Legalization Organization (FLO)
P.O. Box 350
LaCrosse, FL 32658-0350
Works for marijuana legalization.


OPPOSE H.B. 1338 -- This bill, introduced by state Representative Roy Barnes, would impose a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence and $100,000 fine on any Georgian convicted of growing 25 or more marijuana plants (including seedlings). Georgia NORML under the direction of Theresa Yarbrough, is conducting a petition and letter writing campaign in hopes of defeating the bill.

A.C.L.U. of Georgia
142 Mitchell St., Suite 301
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 523-6201


Juanita Henson
P.O. Box
1081 Ellijay, GA 30540
(706) 276-7717

Marie Stewart
P.O. Box 52599
Atlanta, GA 30355
(404) 767-8910

Georgia NORML, Rockmart, GA
call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.

Advocates for Self-Government, Inc.
3955 Pleasantdale Rd., #106A
Atlanta, GA 30340
(404) 417-1304
(800) 932-1776

An educational organization who purpose is to present the freedom philosophy to opinion leaders.
Self-government is the combination of responsibility and tolerance.


The Hawaii Drug Policy Options Group is a roughly 100 member "town-gown" group formed about a year ago by Don Topping, Director of the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Topping's group has successfully sponsored legislation to conduct a study of drug policy alternatives, will be holding a state-wide conference on Harm Reduction this October 20-21. To register for the conference, call the University of Hawaii Conference Center at (808) 956-8240. (Registration fee is $100 for two days, meals included.) For program information call the Social Science Research Institute, at (808) 956-8930.

To contact the Hawaii Drug Policy Options Group, write to:

Don Topping
Director, Social Science Research Institute
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2424 Maile Way
Porteus Hall 704
Honolulu, HI 96822

Other Groups:

Gloria Silva Integrated Travel
33 S. King St. #517
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 524-7724


(See: DRCNet in Action, for good news on the Daniel Billingsly case.)


Robert Nuckols
P.O. Box 279
Riggins, ID 83549
(208) 628-3503 (office)



Gale Stafford, a senior at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is founding the first local chapter of the Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet). You too can get in on the ground floor of this new organization! Contact:

Gale Stafford
806 S. Lincoln #1
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 384-0013
Email: [email protected]

The city of Chicago is considering an ordinance which would limit penalties for possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana to a maximum $250 fine and no prison record. Write the Chicago City Council and Illinois media to support this step.


Quad City Hemp Coalition
P.O. Box 3592
Rock Island, IL 61021

Southern Illinois University of Carbondale NORML
Contact summer interim coordinator:

Drew Hendricks
806 W. Schwartz
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 529-4821
E-mail: [email protected]

Marilyn Lopez
1643 Estate Circle
Naperville, IL 60565
(708) 416-9602

Jayme Taylor
700 Bacon Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 353-3828

Normal NORML, Normal, IL (provisional or newly forming)
Rockford NORML, Rockford, IL
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.

Robert Moldenhauer of the Quad City Hemp Coalition, is running for Illinois' Lt. Gubernatorial office on the Libertarian Party ticket. For more information call (309) 786-1550. Contributions may be mailed to 2725 6 Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201.

(See: Online, for information on the Chicago-based H.E.M.P. BBS.)


Andrea Strong
496 San Carlos Dr.
Greenwood, IN 46142
(317) 888-6612

Tillie Delak (state)
867 N. Estate Route 49
Chesterton, IN 46304
(219) 926-7448

Indiana NORML, Bloomington, IN (provisional or newly forming)
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.

Bill D'Amico is running as a democrat for state representative; he intends to focus on drug policy reform and medical marijuana in particular. Contact:

Bill D'Amico for State Rep
P.O. Box 2183
Bloomington, IN 47402


The bulk of the information for this section was provided by Carl Olsen of Iowa NORML.
Iowa NORML can be contacted at:

P.O. Box 4091
Des Moines, IA 50333
(515) 243-7351 (phone/fax)
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]

Meetings second Sunday of each month, 5:00 PM, at Beggars Banquet, 2306 University Ave., Des Moines.


The Iowa Legislature will not be in session until January of 1995. Old bills which failed to pass during the 1993-1994 session are dead. New bills will have to be introduced during the 1995 session. Iowa NORML is supporting resolutions calling upon the federal government to allow access to marijuana for medical purposes. In 1994, these resolutions were H.J.R. 2004 and S.J.R. 2001. Persons interested in lobbying for these resolutions should write or call:

Brent Siegrist (Republican)
House Majority Leader
714 Grace Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
(712) 323-1098 (Home)
(712) 642-4149 (Office)

Wally E. Horn (Democrat)
Senate Majority Leader
116 2nd Street, S.W.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
(319) 366-4949 (home)
(319) 398-2331 (office)

For more information, contact;

Carl E. Olsen
Iowans for Medical Marijuana
Post Office Box 4091
Des Moines, Iowa 50333
(515) 243-7351


The Iowa Grassroots Party will be fielding candidates for U.S. Congress in the 2nd (Al Schoeman), 3rd (Derrick Grimmer), and 4th (William Oviatt) districts this year.

Carl E. Olsen, who was the Iowa Grassroots Party candidate for U.S. Senator in 1992, will be running as the Iowa Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of Iowa in 1994.

State Representative Ed Fallon (Democrat), who worked very hard in lobbying for the medical marijuana resolution, is an outstanding candidate for re-election this year. Fallon is a peace activist. He calls himself a socialist (economics) and a libertarian (civil liberties). Persons interested in contributing to Fallon's re-election campaign may send donations (no more than $100 per individual) to Ed Fallon for Citizens Committee, 1321 8th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50314. Fallon can be reached at 515-243-8828.


Linda Jones
134 Miller Ave., SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 366-0914

University of Iowa NORML (Mike Hamm)
219 S. Riverside Court
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 354-8749

Ames NORML (Tom Collison)
Room 37, Student Memorial Union Building
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 296-4248

Iowa Grassroots Party (Derrick Grimmer)
Post Office Box 1136
Ames, IA 50014
(515) 233-6081

Northern Iowans for Cannabis Education (Craig Howard)
P.O. Box 1912
Mason City, Iowa 50402
(515) 696-5755

Students for the Legalization of Hemp (Joel Pargot)
Grinnell College, Box 9-87
Grinnell, Iowa 50112
(515) 269-3412


Dan & Julie Martin
5460 Taylor's View Rd.
Manhattan, KS 66502
(913) 537-0283

Southcentral NORML, Andover, KS
Lawrence NORML, Lawrence, KS (provisional or newly forming)
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.

August 19-21: Mean Green Marathon Bash.
For info call Debby Moore, Kansas Environmentalists for Commerce in Hemp, (316) 681-1743.


Cameron Totten
6440 S. Claiborne Ave., Apt. 415
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 866-3980

Cannabis Action Network
4428 S. Carrollton
New Orleans, LA 70119


Rose McDermott
19 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME 04062
(207) 892-8911

August 20-21: Fourth Annual Hempstock. For info, call Maine Vocals, (207) 696-8167.


Tammie Johnston
1800 L St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-FEAR

Baltimore NORML Baltimore, MD (provisional or newly forming)
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.



The address for all state Representatives, Senators, and the Governor, is:

The State House
Boston, MA 02133

For Senate telephone numbers, call 722-1276
For House telephone numbers, call 722-2356

Governor Weld: 727-3600

H. 3911
Hutchins Medical Necessity Defense Act -- named after U.S. veteran Joe Hutchins, would make medical necessity a valid reason for acquittal in marijuana growing and possession cases.
H. 3936
Bertonazzi Medical Marijuana Extension Act -- Extends the Bertonazzi Medical Marijuana Act passed in 1992 to apply to more medical conditions (sponsored by the Dept. or Public Health).
H. 4493
Forfeiture Protection Act -- Requires that asset forfeiture take place only after the property owner has been convicted of the corresponding crime.
H. 3453
Forfeiture Reporting Act -- Requires agencies conducting civil forfeitures to report the total value of all property seized and give a detail accounting of how they spend the money.
H. 4106
Limiting Drug Testing in the Workplace. To support, call or write House and Senate Commerce & Labor Committee Chairs, Rep. Daniel Bosley (722- 2030) and Senator Lois Pines (722-1639), and your own state reps and senators.
H. ____, S. 471
Legalizes clean needle purchase by prescription.
H. 2987, S. 472
Authorizes the Department of Public Health (DPH) to create clean needle exchange programs. Currently, only two programs exist, in Boston and Cambridge, on a trial basis.

ACT UP/Boston has been instrumental in working for passage of needle- exchange legislation, and is currently participating in the implementation of needle exchange in the Commonwealth under contract from DPH. For more information, contact:

I.V. League, P.O. Box 483
Kendall Square
Station, Boston, MA 02142.


The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MASSCAN) is a marijuana legalization group with ties to NORML and the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. MASSCAN published a bi-monthly newsletter, Mass Grass, and maintains a "rapid action network" phone tree. MASSCAN was a sponsor of the Harvard Drug Conference/Debate this May 21st, featuring U.S. "Drug Czar" Lee Brown. Annual MASSCAN dues are $15, or $6 for newsletter only. Contact:

One Homestead Rd.
Marblehead, MA 01945
(617) 944-CANN

The annual MASSCAN rally will be held this September...

Those in western Mass. might want to get in touch with the:

U-Mass Cannabis Reform Coalition
S.A.O. Box #2
415 Student Union Building
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003


Dominica Piscitelli
29 Abruzzi St.
Revere, MA 02151
(617) 286-3959

Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
Drug Policy Task Force
John Holmes, Chairman
99 Chauncy St., Suite 310
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 482-3170

Metro West NORML, Framingham, MA
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


The Michigan Hemp Initiative Project fell short of the needed number of signatures to get on the ballot this year, but feels that its total of about 10,000 is pretty good given the late start of the petition drive and small number of people involved. A statewide meeting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10th in Lansing to begin to plan for the next effort. Some groups involved in the Michigan Hemp Coalition:

Progressive ACTION Alliance!
P.O. Box 4935
East Lansing, MI 48826
E-mail: [email protected]

Battle Creek Hemp Environmental Activists
P. O. Box 724
Battle Creek, MI
49016 Scott, Kevin:
(616) 968-2550
E-mail: [email protected]

Farmers American Rights Maintained (FARM), Claire Chapter
8930 Isabella
Clare, MI 48617
Mardi: (517) 386-9797

FARM, Isabella Chapter
8207 Lakeshore Dr.
Clare, MI 48617
Scott: (517) 386-4313

c/o Campus Life
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Thom: (313) 482-2076

Flint Hemp Society
G-3075 S. Dort Hwy., Ste. 475
Burton, MI 48519
(810) 812-8779

Kalamazoo Cannabis Action Network
PO Box 353
Portage, MI 49081
(616) 327-7395
E-mail: [email protected]

New Age Patriot
Box 419
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Bruce Cain: (313) 563-3192

Northern Michigan NORML
PO Box 3121
Traverse City, MI 49685
Bill: (616) 922-0933

Hash Bash
PO Box 8047
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Adam Brook: (313) 406-7678
Rich Burkette: (313) 677-0009

United Medical Marijuana Smokers of Michigan (UMMSOM)
Detroit/Ann Arbor area
11280 McKinley
Taylor, MI 48180
Chuck Kile: (313) 287-9077

UMMSOM, Muskegon Area
980 W. Sherman Blvd, Ste
105 Muskegon, MI 49441
(616) 739-9406

For 24 hour petitioning/event info, call (313) 563-3192 (New Age Patriot).


Marilyn Genoa (federal)
P.O. Box 423
Royal Oak, MI 48068
(313) 547-2014

Sandy Youngblood (state)
P.O. Box 715
Royal Oak, MI 48068
(313) 541-1267

Tom Flook
7935 Coyle Rd.
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
(313) 449-2831
E-mail: [email protected]

G.V.S.U. NORML Allendale, MI
Traverse City NORML Traverse City, MI (provisional or newly forming)



Rose & David Hanson
6040 Wentworth Ave.
South Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 861-4901

The Institute for Hemp
P.O. Box 65130
St. Paul, MN 55165
(612) 222-2628 (voice/fax)
Email: [email protected]
Works for re-establishing cannabis hemp as a commercial crop for a source of raw materials in the production of consumer products. Sells hemp products and educational materials, and will send you hemp-related flyers for free. Ask for a free catalog.

(See: Industrial Hemp Products )

Grassroots Party of Minnesota
P.O. Box 8011
St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 773-9683
(612) 822-3396
(612) 773-9683 (fax)
E-mail:[email protected]
Has candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, US senator, US rep district 4, and MN Rep district 62A.

(See: Organizations Directory )

Minnesota NORML P.O. Box 80522 Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612) 822-3396

Mankato NORML Mankato, MN (provisional or newly forming)
U. of Minn. NORML Minneapolis, MN
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.

Next time you're in Minneapolis, visit:
The Third Stone
520 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 825-6120
(507) 373-6020
Specializes in hemp products and drug reform literature.

Call GRASSNET (612) 773-9682, for all the latest information and updates on marijuana/hemp activism and events, including forfeiture information.


Lisa Hale
Rt. 3, Box 393 B
Datesville, MS 38606
(601) 563-1610


S.C.R. 14
A resolution which calls on the federal government to make marijuana medically available, was passed unanimously by the state Senate in March. It now needs to pass the Missouri House of Representatives in order to become law.
S.B. 493
Would establish the "medical necessity defense" as legitimate grounds for acquittal of marijuana possession charges in Missouri.

St. Louis NORML
Box 2482
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 995-9553 (voicemail)
(314) 664-6284 (fax)
E-mail: [email protected]

Carol Smith
RR8, Box
1085 Lebanon, MO 65536
(417) 532-7406

Pat Gustin
603 Noeleen Place
Lees Summit, MO 64063
(816) 246-4615

Michelle Monahan
3800 Cooper #11
Columbia, MO 65201
(214) 449-0471

Missouri NORML
Columbia, MO S.M.S.U. NORML
Springfield , MO
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


Jo Mae Drake
46 East Nicklaus
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 752-0816

Kalispell NORML
Kalispell, MT Missoula NORML
Missoula, MT (provisional or newly forming)
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


U.N.L. NORML Lincoln, NE
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


Phil Copeland
P.O. Box 3053
Reno, NV 89505
(702) 677-8466

Bill & Karon Munnerlyn
4500 Cinderella Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 876-8064
(702) 876-3835

Las Vegas NORML Las Vegas, NV (provisional or newly forming)
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


Nancy Brown
333 Bartlett St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-7861



Requires state to convict as a necessary prerequisite to forfeiture.

Copy of bill for free from: Office of Legislative Services, Bill Room, CN 068, Trenton, NJ 08625.
Contact NJ legislators and ask them to cosponsor this legislation.

Cassandra Savoy
141 S. Harrison St.
East Orange, NJ 07018
(201) 678-1515

John T. Paff
P.O. Box 5424
Somerset, NJ 08875-5424
(908) 873-1251 (office)
(908) 873-2070 (fax)
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey NORML Navesink, NJ (provisional or newly forming)
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


The following candidates have all pledged to abolish or strictly limit asset forfeiture:

Ben Grindlinger
Candidate for U.S. Senate
(609) 585-0165

Herb Roselle
Candidate for U.S. Congress
NJ 2nd District
(609) 825-0510
Email: [email protected]

Roger Bacon
Candidate for U.S. Congress
NJ 5th District
(908) 454-1083


State Senator Duncan Scott (R-Albuquerque) has introduced forfeiture reform legislation that would require forfeited funds or property go to the state treasury rather than the agencies which perform the seizures.

Ken Brown
P.O. Box 13634
Albuquerque, NM 87192
(505) 237-2004



State Senator Joseph Galiber, board member of the Drug Policy Foundation, has several decriminalization bills in the state Senate, S. 411, S. 1461, S. 1471, S. 1474, and S. 2059. Contact Albany NORML for further description of these bills; however, you can support them by writing to your state Senators and the following committee chairs:

Senator Roy Goodman
Committee on Inv., Tax, and Gov. Operations Legislative
Office Building, Rm. 913
Albany, NY 12223
(518) 455-2211

Senator Dale Volker
Committee on Codes Legislative
Office Building
Albany, NY 12223
(518) 455-3471

Senator JamesWright
Committee on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Legislative
Office Building
Albany, NY 12223


New Yorkers for Drug Policy Reform A statewide organization with 501(c)4 status pending. Some recent NYDPR activities have included meeting with New York City and federal officials to discuss drug policy reform, lobbying against driver's license suspension for drug crimes, and holding debates around New York State. For more information contact NYDPR at:

P.O. Box 592
New York, NY 10014-0592
(718) 392-5036
E-mail: [email protected]

Albany NORML
P.O. Box 2124
Albany, NY 12220

Publishes 'Almost a Newsletter' four times a year free.

The Hemp Coalition
P.O. Box 2382
Albany, NY 12220

Organizer Tim Case should have both phone and fax numbers for both these organizations in the near future. Mr. Case would appreciate newspaper clippings on marijuana or court related material.

Steven Susser, Esq.
450 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10017
(212) 450-4128

SUNY-Bing. NORML Binghamton, NY (provisional or newly forming)
Buffalo NORML Buffalo, NY
NORML in Schoharie Howes Cave, NY
NYC NORML New York, NY (provisional or newly forming)
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


Laura Hight
Rt. 3, Box 245
Louisburgh, NC 27549
(919) 496-3849


H.B. 628 is a mixed bag -- this bill would decrease marijuana cultivation penalties but increasing penalties for "dispensing", and act which would include sharing marijuana with a friend. Ohio NORML is opposed to the bill in its current form; contact Ohio NORML for info.

Melissa Whaley
P.O. Box 946
Athens, OH 45701
(614) 592-2234

Ohio University NORML Athens, OH
Cincinnati NORML Cincinnati, OH (provisional or newly forming)
Northcoast NORML Cleveland, OH
Miami Valley NORML Dayton, OH (provisional or newly forming)
Sandusky Cty. NORML Fremont, OH
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


S.B. 738
OPPOSE This bill would allow the state to conduct marijuana eradication campaigns with the use of a dangerous, cancer-causing pesticide. This bill has already passed the state Senate, and is currently in a conference committee.

Contact Oklahoma NORML for info.

Connie Myort
1213 Plonka Ave.
Enid, OK 73703
(405) 234-3362

Univ. of OK NORML Norman, OK
OK NORML Oklahoma City, OK
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act of 1997 would legalize and license sales of cannabis and allow individuals to grow for personal use. Tax revenues would go to education (96%) and drug abuse treatment (4%). 70,000 signatures are needed during the next two years to make the ballot in November 1996. For more information or to contribute, contact:

Pay for Schools by Regulating Cannabis
P.O. Box 86741
Portland, OR 97286

Lorraine Heller
8600 SW Leahy
Road Portland, OR 97225
(503) 292-5364

Bill Vosburgh Private Property Defense League
P.O. Box 219115
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 291-7439 (office)

American Anti-Prohibition League
4017 SE Belmont St., Box 103
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-4524
(503) 234-1330 (fax)
Floyd Landrath, Director

Eugene chapter: Jerry Shapiro (503) 345-9317

The league puts on music shows, rallies and gatherings to raise money and demonstrate support for drug policy reform. Every other Monday, members of the league hand out Jury Nullification information in front of the local courthouse, coinciding with the new jury pools. Remaining days in 1994: August 22, September 5 & 19, October 3, 17 & 31, November 14 & 28, and December 12 & 26; 1020 SW 4th Ave., 7:00 am.

Seven Thunders Productions 140 S. Redwood Highway P.O. Box 2067 Cave Junction, OR 97523 (503) 592-4545 A multi-media video production company whose many products include videos on drug policy and forfeiture reform. Seven Thunders is active in distributing reading literature in their community.


Stacey Allen
107 Dudley Ave.
Narberth, PA 19072
(215) 660-0376

Roy Timpe
366 Blandon Meadows
Pkwy. Blandon, PA 19510
(215) 939-3517 (work)
(215) 926-5989 (home)
E-mail: [email protected]

Pittsburgh NORML
P.O. Box 4839
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Hempline: (412) 734-5538

Erie PA NORML Erie, PA
Penn State NORML University Park, PA
York NORML York, PA (provisional or newly forming)
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.

Pat Fallon, a gubernatorial candidate in the state of Pennsylvania, has pledged to abolish or strictly limit asset forfeiture.
Call (717) 629-0693
Email: [email protected]


Sandra Feeney
10 Cooke St.
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 272-8269


Marion Zenker
610 Oakland St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 574-4289
(605) 343-6711


Paula Poe
P.O. Box 161117
Memphis, TN 38186
(901) 345-0326

Mark A. Nestmann
Box 246
Brentwood, TN 37027
(702) 885-2509 (messages)
E-mail: [email protected]

Nashville NORML Nashville, TN (provisional or newly forming)
Houston NORML Bellaire, TX
Dallas NORML Frisco, TX (provisional or newly forming)
Call the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


Pamela McCue
P.O. Box 4057 Austin, TX 78765
(512) 452-1303
E-mail: [email protected]

Beryl Baker
5703 Miami Court
El Paso, TX 79924
(915) 751-3390

Bill Boman
P.O. Box 75123
Houston, TX 77234
(713) 944-4700

Jim Spurlock
Jim Spurlock Aircraft Sales
Loc. 23N Meacham
Field Fort Worth, TX 76106
(817) 624-8433 (office)
(817) 294-2728 (home)


Peter Budnick
P.O. Box 1741
Park City, UT 84060
(801) 649-3910


Vermont Vocals
19 Bay St.
Newport, VT 05855

Memberships in Vermont Vocals available soon for $20/year.

Vermont Grassroots Party
P.O. Box 537
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Vermont Civil Coalition Against Prohibition
63 George St.
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-7107

Dennis Lane
P.O. Box 537
Waitsfield, VT 05673
(802) 496-2387


Virginia Tech NORML, a student organization at the largest university in Virginia, is working for drug policy reform through education. NORML tries to be visible in the community, through info-tables and petition drives, and has an "adopt-a-spot" site on Giles Road in Blacksburg. NORML writes letters to local, state, and federal representatives, and presents them with petitions, some with as many as 3,000 signatures.

Contact: NORML at VPI & SU
P.O. Box 654
Blacksburg, VA 24063
(703) 953-9189

John Bowes
5253 Ashby St.
Norfolk, VA 23502
(804) 853-4862


Washington's Initiative 622 to legalize personal, medical and industrial use of cannabis fell short of the 200,000 signatures necessary to get on the ballot. The Washington Cannabis Movement is looking for 200 volunteers who will commit to gathering at least one thousand signatures each on a future ballot drive. To find out how to volunteer, call the newly established Washington state marijuana/hemp hotline, at (206) 548-8043.

The Washington Hemp Education Network (W.H.E.N.) is a registered non-profit organization which holds educational forums around the state. W.H.E.N. will have a booth at the upcoming state Democratic Pary pre-election convention in September, and will be covering festivals, fairs, swap meets, and other public events. Network membership is available for a $15/year minimum, and includes a subscription to W.H.E.N.'s newsletter.

P.O. Box 1217
Olympia, WA 98507
(206) 589-8981
E-mail: [email protected]

The Drug Policy Foundation has opened its first state chapter in Washington. Membership in the Drug Policy Foundation is available for a minimum donation of $25/year. Contact the Washington state chapter at:

Drug Policy Foundation
Washington State Chapter
777 - 108th Ave. NE, M/S 62
Bellevue, WA 98004
(206) 646-3076
(206) 455-1046 (fax)

State Senator Linda Smith of the 18th Legislative District has introduced a measure which would declare the state's sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution and demand that the federal government cease and desist mandates that are beyond the scope of constitutionally delegated powers.


Susan Moss
4038 41st Ave.,
South Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 723-7549

Nora Callahan
795 South Cedar
Colville, WA 99114
(509) 684-5929

Jeffery Steinborn, Esq.
30th Floor Smith Tower 506
2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-5117
(206) 622-3848 (fax)

Bellingham, WA
Contact the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


Kay Francis
Meade 600 Benoni Ave.
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 366-6447

Robert Gould
Route 2 Box 78
Greenville, WV 24945
(304) 832-6414
(304) 832-6300 (fax)



Green Bay NORML Green Bay, WI
Milwaukee NORML Milwaukee, WI (provisional or newly forming)
Contact the national NORML office at (202) 483-5500 for contact info.


AG Hanf Bessungerstr.
79 64285 Darmstadt
Phone: 06151-664096
Fax: 06151-663677
Works for legalization of cannabis.

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