Theresa D. Nightingale found her interest in cannabis activism in 2011.
As a childhood cancer survivor Ms. Nightingale became passionate about helping fellow patients. She became an active volunteer with the regional chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Ms. Nightingale has spent countless hours assisting at advocacy events and traveling the breadth and width of the Commonwealth rallying in support of cannabis reform.
As a mother Theresa is especially attuned to the issues facing women in states like Pennsylvania where mere possession is misdemeanor offense. In 2013 she became the regional coordinator for the Pittsburgh chapter of the NORML Women’s Alliance. She also brought Parents for Pot to Pennsylvania serving as the Executive Director. Ms. Nightingale has organized multiple women and family friendly events, attracting a diverse group of supporters. She developed the Pittsburgh NORML Women’s Alliance and Parents for Pot PA as trusted sources for cannabis related news and information. Ms. Nightingale was recently honored with the opportunity to speak at the Boston Freedom Rally in recognition of her volunteer efforts.
In 2017 she become a business development manager for Dispensary Supply Group, a company servicing the inventory needs of Pennsylvania’s licensed dispensaries. Ms. Nightingale looks forward to playing a role in the emerging medical cannabis industry in the Commonwealth.
Ms. Nightingale is married to fellow activist Patrick and they have three children together – Perrin, Mac and Xavina.