Allen F. St. Pierre
NORML and The NORML Foundation
Education: University of Massachusetts/Amherst, BA in Legal Studies, 1989
Mr. St. Pierre has written, debated, and lectured extensively on the topic of cannabis, its prohibition, and ugly little stepchildren (such as):
- asset forfeiture
- ban on the cultivation of non-psychoactive cannabis (Hemp) in the U.S.
- drug tax stamps
- legal struggle for medical access of cannabis
- Partnership for a Drug Free America
- drug education (esp. D.A.R.E.)
- mandatory minimum sentencing
- drug screening
- the use of the military in domestic law enforcement
- history of cannabis prohibition
- and numerous other legal sophistries concerning the prohibition of cannabis.
Mr. St. Pierre has been cited in hundreds of international, national and local news publications (New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, London Times, Le Monde, Der Speigel, Economist, Newseek, Time, etc...).
Mr. St. Pierre has appeared on hundreds of nationally televised news programs (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, C-Span, Fox, PBS, etc...) and on over 1,000 radio shows representing NORML's point of views on the topic of marijuana.
Mr. St. Pierre was hired by NORML in early 1991 as Communications Director, in 1993 he became the organization's Deputy National Director. In January 2005 Mr. St. Pierre became the Executive Director of NORML. Mr. St. Pierre serves on both NORML and the NORML Foundation's Board of Directors and is secretary to both. Early in 1997, The NORML Foundation was created and Mr. St. Pierre currently serves as it's founding Executive Director. Mr. St. Pierre is the Executive Editor of NORML/The NORML Foundation's reports, publications and webpage as well as the organizations' archivist.
The NORML Foundation is a non-profit legal, research and educational organization whose main focus is to work with its sister organization (NORML) and other organizations that seek to advance the agenda of marijuana law reform.