Dale Gieringer

Dale Gieringer, PhD

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Dale Gieringer has been the state director of California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) since 1987. In this capacity he has spoken with thousands of medical marijuana users and is the author of “Marijuana Medical Handbook.” He is a member of the national NORML board of directors, director of the Drug Policy Forum of California (DPFCA), and treasurer of the California Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR). He is a commissioner on the city of Oakland’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission. He has published research on the economic benefits of legalization, medical marijuana usage, the history of marijuana and drug prohibition, potency testing, marijuana and driving safety, and drug urinalysis. He sponsored path-breaking R&D on vaporizers as a smoke-free delivery system for cannabis. He has testified before the legislature, local governments, and courts on issues related to marijuana. He was one of the original co-authors of California’s medical marijuana initiative, Prop. 215, the proponent of Oakland’s Measure Z cannabis initiative in 2004. a sponsor of California’s pathbreaking legalization bill, AB 390, and a consultant on numerous other cannabis reform campaigns. He was a founding member of ProjectCBD, which pioneered the re-introduction of CBD into cannabis medicine.

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