The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws opened a satellite office in Denver this week with the help of a prominent cannabis company.
The Washington DC-based advocacy group, also known as NORML, set up shop in space south of downtown Denver donated by the dispensary listing site WeedMaps, which is located in the same building.
Several other cannabis companies also are located there as well.
While NORML has chapters in other states, this is the first time it has opened an office outside of its Washington DC headquarters. The new office is three times the size of NORML’s headquarters in the nation’s capital.
NORML has been based in Washington DC for 44 years, however the group’s executive director Allen St. Pierre hinted that he might make a permanent move to Denver in the near future. That move could mark a geographic shift in national marijuana advocacy, which has traditionally been centered in California and Washington DC.
NORML will employ one full-time staff member in Denver, however it will use the office space for various advocacy and educational programs, including pop-up classes by Oaksterdam Univeristy.