University of Massachusetts to Receive NORML Archives; Building Largest Marijuana Law Reform Collection

University of Massachusetts to Receive NORML Archives; Building Largest Marijuana Law Reform Collection

Amherst, MA: The W.E.B. Du Bois Center, at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, officially receives NORML’s archives dating from 1970, along with the personal archives of pioneering physician and author Lester Grinspoon, MD (formerly with Harvard Medical School), this weekend during a two-day event focusing on the organized effort for the last 45 years to end cannabis prohibition.

"NORML is excited to donate the world’s largest marijuana law reform archive and memorabilia collection for the benefit of scholarly research on how a social movement to legalize marijuana sufficiently moved public opinion from opposing legalization to supporting an end to prohibition," remarked NORML executive director and University of Massachusetts alumnus Allen St. Pierre.

The events Sunday and Monday featuring lectures and panel discussions are open to the public.

To make a donation of cannabis-related material to NORML’s archives at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst or funding to maximize the collection’s public exposure, please send an email to archives@norml.org

For more information about the Monday program, visit: http://www.library.umass.edu/assets/News/2014/Drug-Policy-Symposium2014.pdf. For more info on NORML’s archives please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director or Keith Stroup, Esq, NORML Founder, at (202) 483-5500.