JM Pedini, Development Director, NORML

JM Pedini is the development director of NORML. JM oversees NORML’s global chapter affiliate network and ensures availability of resources and tools necessary to leverage the organization’s powerful grassroots support. They also serve as the executive director of the state affiliate, Virginia NORML, where their work has directly resulted in the legalization of medical and adult-use cannabis, decriminalization of personal marijuana possession, and the establishment of the Virginia Legislative Cannabis Caucus and the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority. Appointed to the Governor’s Marijuana Legalization Work Group and as co-chair of the Legal and Regulatory Subcommittee, their current focus is on the Commonwealth’s continued effort to establish a fair and equitable adult-use cannabis regulatory structure that prioritizes consumer safety. Prior to drug policy reform, they enjoyed a successful entertainment and media career with The Walt Disney Company.