Author: Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director

Update: Drug Czar Visits Seattle Times

The Seattle Times published their account of Friday’s meeting with Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske here.
Excerpt from ‘An Hour with the Drug Czar‘:
The Editorial Board’s meeting with Gil Kerlikowske turned into a big deal. Kerlikowske, the former police chief here in Seattle, is now director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. In […]

NORML: America’s Best Known and Respected Marijuana Lobby Organization Turns 40-Years Old!

The Cause: Cannabis
In early November of 1970, a young public interest lawyer named R. Keith Stroup, along with a few of his friends who also believed that state and federal laws that criminalized the responsible use of marijuana by adults was counter-productive and unenforceable, met in a Georgetown row house in the nation’s capital of […]

WeedMaps: Marijuana Law Reform Is Good Karma For Cannabusiness

One of the fastest growing webpages in popularity regarding ‘marijuana’ is undoubtedly WeedMaps.com. Less than three years old, this marijuana consumer-friendly online service has leapfrogged in webpage traffic over traditionally popular and older cannabis-centric webpages such as CannabisCulture, High Times and, indeed, even NORML.

Why? The answer is easy.
Necessity is the mother of invention and in […]

TruTV: The Great Cannabis Conspiracy

Ever wondered why marijuana is illegal in America?
Apparently so too does TruTV (a division of Turner Broadcasting) and writer Steven Kotler.
Growing Pot Arrests
Do you get high? If so, you have a lot of company. Although no country has yet legalized marijuana, almost half of the world’s 147 nations have, to some extent, decriminalized it. In […]

Now Available: Discount Hotel Rooms For NORML Conference 2011

The 40th Annual NORML Conference Convenes April 21-23 In Denver

The host hotel is the centrally located and top-rated Grand Hyatt, where, NORML has procured steeply discounted hotel rooms (rack rate is usually $300-$350 night, our rooms start at $129).
The room block at the host hotel for NORML conferences always sells out almost right away, so […]

The High Times Interview: NORML’s Head ‘Head’

By Rick Cusick, Associate Publisher, High Times Magazine
Allen St. Pierre was born in Belfast, ME to an upper-middle-class blue-collar commercial fishing family. He had an almost cinematic upbringing on scenic Cape Cod, where his family continues to own a variety of water-born businesses. To this day, he says, “my father doesn’t know where the front-door […]

Advertise Now On Oldest, Largest And Best-Branded Online Community Focusing On Marijuana

NORML’s very popular homepage is now open for advertising from cannabusinesses such as medical cannabis dispensaries and delivery services, cultivation centers, lawyers, physicians, patient ID card companies, medical delivery device makers, consultants, expert witnesses, hemp companies and publishers.
Currently there are two front page banner spaces available.
Reach out today to one of […]

President Obama To Answer Online Questions Thursday: Will Marijuana Legalization Be A Top Question Again?

This Thursday, President Obama will field questions submitted from the world of social media during a live-streamed YouTube interview. NORML supporters can send their questions to the President at youtube.com/askobama, or via Twitter, by using the #askobama hashtag.

Obama will answer the top-rated questions when the interview kicks off at 2:30 p.m. EST on Thursday.
Update: […]

Reason On Marijuana: Just A Matter Of When

Just a Matter of When?
Legalizing marijuana has failed in California. But even in defeat, Proposition 19 might mark the beginning of the end for prohibition.
Brian Doherty from the February 2011 issue of Reason
On Homecoming Day at the University of Southern California, Elizabeth Tauro strode purposefully through the dense, shifting mob of pre-game partiers, bearing huge […]

Connecticut Law Review: Time To Change Marijuana Laws!

Editorial: Time To Change Marijuana Laws
There are substantial arguments for and against legalizing the use of marijuana. Opponents of its use strongly believe that marijuana is addictive, leads to the use of hard drugs, impairs short-term memory and motor coordination, and irritates the respiratory system. Despite these objections, on balance, it’s time to seriously consider […]