The following women make up a core group of national spokeswomen ready to interact with the media on the important issue of marijuana legalization. They are available for interviews, commentary and speaking engagements.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Kyndra Miller, Esq. received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC San Diego in June 1994. Ms. Miller graduated from Lincoln School of Law in Silicon Valley, California in 2002, passed the California Bar and, thereafter worked as a volunteer attorney for Americorps for one year. Upon completing her work with Americorps, Ms. Miller went into private practice and opened an Entertainment law firm in Los Angeles, California. Currently, Ms. Miller is President and CEO of CannaBusiness Law, Inc. ("Firm"), a wireless professional law corporation that provides Business Law services to medical marijuana patients in California, and the west coast representative for the NORML Women's Alliance.
Location: Philly tri-state area
Diane Fornbacher is the recipient of the NORML Pauline Sabin Award (2012) for contributing nearly 20 years of activism to NORML and many other grassroots and national drug policy reform organizations, Diane Fornbacher has shared her skills as a speaker, fundraiser, writer and personality to help in securing a healthier and freer future for our species; to expand and advocate for fundamental freedoms to medicate or consume cannabis, and to bring a more holistic approach to our environment through industrial hemp advocacy.
In addition to being a Member of the Board of NORML, Diane is also Member of the Board of the NORML Women's Alliance Foundation and publisher of Ladybud Magazine. Most importantly, Diane is a mother to two young sons and wants them to live in a more compassionate and sensible world.
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Location: Nashville, TN
Greta Gaines is a newcomer to the movement of legalizing marijuana. Having spent the last 20 years immersed in the extreme sports and rock n roll world, however, she has been smoking and thinking about smoking pot for a very long time. As a musician, download favorites from iTunes such as the bong anthem "Wake Up Happy," "Cool Hand Luke" and "I'm High have all delved into Gaines's fascination with Cannabis. In fact she likes to think of herself as being one of those consistently putting the "Her" in "Herbal." For fun, when she can find the time, between mothering, music, touring, snowboarding and fly-fishing, Gaines spends time with her alter ego "Gigi Ganjay," Host of America's Premier Stoner Crafts and Low-Cal Snacks show that airs on www.CANNIBUZZ.com.
[Greta Gaines is a southern rock musician who has made four albums. She is also a television host; she hosted Free Ride with Greta Gaines on Oxygen for three years and has been a correspondent on ESPN2. She is also an internationally recognized pro-snowboarder and fly fisherman; she was the Women's World Extreme Snowboard Champion '92.]
Location: Dayton, OH
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Tonya Davis is a long time advocate for medical marijuana in Ohio. She is the NORML's 2009 recipientof the Pauline Sabin Award. She is a national speaker and has been featured in several documentaries. She is a Co Host on Public Television Access show: Medical Marijuana Common Sense and Vice President of Ohio Patient Network a 501(C)3. She is also the Medical Marijuana Director with Ohio NORML and Miami Valley NORML. She serves as the State Director in Ohio with AAMC and is one of the creators, and citizen sponsor of the Ohio medical Compassion Act.
Location: Portland, OR
Anna Diaz is the co-founder of Oregon NORML and is serving her third term on the board of directors. In 2009 she lead Oregon NORML's letter writing campaigns, with over 1000 letters and postcards sent to state and national legislators. Diaz is the editor of Oregon NORML's newsletter and a published writer on cannabis issues. She reports on Oregon's cannabis community for the West Coast Leaf newspaper, West Coast Cannabis magazine, hightimes.com and state and local media. Anna has testified before the Alaska Governors' Council in support of state funded batterers intervention programs and was selected to meet with Alaska's Governor to advocate for a pilot welfare-to-work program prior to her cannabis activism.
Location: Washington, DC
Stacia Cosner is an associate director with SSDP. Stacia served as President of the University of Maryland SSDP chapter from 2006-2008. Under her leadership, the chapter received SSDP's "Outstanding Chapter Award" in 2006 and led successful campaigns to reduce sanctions for marijuana violations and adopt a Good Samaritan policy. She served a two-year term on SSDP's board of directors and was given SSDP's "Rising Star Award" in 2006, and "Outstanding Student Activist Award" in 2007.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Andrea Matrosovs, OCT, is a former federal candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada, a former high school teacher, and a current graduate student completing her M.A. in Integrated Studies (Community Studies specialization integrated with Adult Education). She combines this background with a woman’s perspective to address the damage to society that is caused by the prohibition of cannabis. She speaks personally as well about her transition from being a quiet dissenter to a vocal activist since joining NORML Canada in 2011 and now serving as a member of the organizing team of the newly-launched NORML Women’s Alliance of Canada. She has conducted interviews with Canadian media, participated as a delegate for the NORML Women’s Alliance of Canada to meet with Members of Parliament and Senators, and facilitated a women’s panel at the 2012 Treat Yourself Expo in Toronto. Andrea is available to speak at events or to media in both English and French.