By Sam Sabzehzar  |  February 3, 2013

Dale Gieringer has been the state coordinator of California NORML since 1987.

Dale Gieringer has been the state coordinator of California NORML since 1987.

California state coordinator Dale Gieringer gives a lecture at this year’s California NORML Conference, marking the 100th year California has maintained a prohibition on marijuana.

Dale 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. He 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.