Cal NORML Director Dale Gieringer Named Freedom Fighter of the Year

On Monday, November 22, California NORML director Dale Gieringer will receive the High Times Freedom Fighter of the Year Award in Amsterdam at the magazine's annual Cannabis Cup celebration.

Gieringer has been the state coordinator of California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) since 1987. He is also Vice-Chairman of the national NORML board of directors, director of the California Drug Policy Forum (DPFCA) and treasurer of the Oakland Civil Liberties Alliance (OCLA).

Dr. Gieringer has published research on medical marijuana usage, marijuana smoke harm reduction, potency testing, marijuana and driving safety, and drug urinalysis, and has testified before the legislature and in court on issues concerning personal use of marijuana. He was one of the original co-authors of California's medical marijuana initiative, Prop. 215, and the proponent of Oakland’s Measure Z cannabis initiative in 2004. His books include the Marijuana Medical Handbook.

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UPDATE: See Dale accept his award.