Minnesota NORML

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Minnesota NORML
Minnesota NORML logo.jpg
The organization's logo
Minnesota NORML — Don't Hate, Educate, Legalize - Twin Cities Pride Parade (9179211415).jpg
Minnesota NORML representation and signage at the Twin Cities Pride Parade in downtown Minneapolis, 2013
Parent organization
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)

Minnesota NORML is the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) affiliate for the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2017, Michael Ford served as the organization's executive director.[1][2][3]


Tim Davis served as Minnesota NORML's director in the 1980s and 1990s.[4]

In 2014, Randy Quast was executive director of the Minnesota chapter of NORML. In 2016, Quast was appointed interim director of national NORML, replacing outgoing director Allen St. Pierre.[5][6]

In 2015, Marcus Harcus served as Minnesota NORML's executive director.[7]

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  1. ^ Zurowski, Cory (January 4, 2017). "More than a third of young adults in Minnesota are getting high". City Pages.
  2. ^ Clayton, Chris (March 31, 2017). "It's Not Easy Being Minnesota Green: The little cannabis industry on the prairie is pioneering a new model for medical marijuana. But its future is up in the air, given its high costs and restricted access". Twin Cities Business.
  3. ^ Du, Susan (July 19, 2017). "Reefer Riches: What Minnesota could learn about recreational marijuana". City Pages.
  4. ^ Kahn, Aron (October 1987). "Marijuana backers keep issue burning / Controversy still alive". Star Tribune. And they say prohibition is futile, anyway, just as it was with alcohol. "They (the government) think they're cracking down, but all they're doing is driving the price up," said Davis, the 32-year-old president of NORML's Minnesota chapter. Back in the 1960s, when many of today's marijuana advocates began smoking the plant, an ounce of marijuana cost between $15 and $30. The price is anywhere between $100 and $200 now, depending on availability and quality, yet about 23 million Americans continue to use it, according to U.S. government statistics. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  5. ^ Tevlin, Jon (January 13, 2014). "Legalizing pot is this former businessman's passion". Star Tribune.
  6. ^ Crombie, Noelle (July 13, 2016). "Marijuana activist with Portland ties tapped as interim NORML director". The Oregonian.
  7. ^ Brosious, Emily Gray (August 21, 2015). "We can't ignore the structural racism of marijuana prohibition, says MN NORML director". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved April 24, 2017.

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