Director, Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
• Advocacy Track: The Naked Truth about Medical Marijuana
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Tom Gorman joined the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement after his graduation from San Jose State University in 1968. He served 10 years as an undercover agent, during which time he made 1,000 undercover purchases and received two Purple Hearts from being shot and later stabbed. Mr. Gorman was promoted in 1990 to Deputy Chief In Charge of statewide drug enforcement operations and retired in 1997 to become Director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Mr. Gorman is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is Past-President of the California Narcotic Officers Association and the National Alliance of State Drug Enforcement Agencies. He is currently President of the National HIDTA Directors Association. He authored The Myths of Drug Legalization and Marijuana Legalization: The Issues, as well as a recently published book titled To Believe or not Believe, That is the Question – An Undercover Agent’s Quest for the Truth.