About UsWelcome to the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Our mission is to educate Wisconsin citizens about Cannabis and advocate for the legalization of its production and use.
Meet the Wisconsin NORML Team
Executive Director / Board Chairman
Alan is a US NAVY veteran and sales professional turned advocate for cannabis reform. After struggling with alcohol addiction and finding a friend overdosed from prescription opioids, Alan used cannabis successfully as a cessation tool to help him stop drinking, and as a medication to treat his PTSD and anxiety.
As a pharmaceutical sales representative, he developed a deep knowledge of the dangers of both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and narcotic prescriptions. Alan educated doctors and their staff on the risks NSAIDS pose to patients and recognized care providers’ concerns about prescribing these medications.
Alan firmly believes that the pathway to legalization in Wisconsin will only occur by working with lawmakers and law enforcement. He has met with senators, assemblymen, the attorney general and district attorneys in an effort to change the conversation about cannabis. He hosted Cannabis Lobby Day at the state capital in 2019 where more than 40 meetings with legislators or legislative staff were held.
In the near future Alan is looking forward to many speaking events and is always accepting invitations to more. He will be addressing the NAACP Dane County Branch at the end of June and is also speaking at Harvest Fest in October to help inspire progressive cannabis policy reform.
Rebecca Claeys, BSN, RN, CPC
Operations Director / Policy Advisor
Rebecca is a Registered Nurse with an extensive history in multiple aspects of the healthcare industry, including drafting and interpreting policy. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ and has been pursuing a Master of Science in Data Science through the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. She is also credentialed as a Certified Professional Coder with the American Association of Professional Coders and is a member in good standing with the American Nurses Association.
Rebecca is a strong proponent of evidence-based medicine. A sweeping body of peer-reviewed evidence shows that cannabis and cannabis-derived products are effective in the treatment of a broad range of disease processes. These treatments are frequently more effective than treatments currently on the market with fewer side effects. As a patient advocate with public service experience, Rebecca understands that reforming cannabis laws is critical to providing patients with the services they deserve without stigma or threat of intimidation or penalization.