In this episode on My Recovery Project I talk with special guest Allen F. St. Pierre about a controversial topic in America, Marijuana. With 23 states now offering medical cannabis and multiple states going legal, marijuana has certainly been front and center in the media. NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) has been on the front lines since 1970 providing a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting marijuana smokers.
Today NORML continues to lead the fight to reform state and federal marijuana laws and serves as an informational resource to the national media on marijuana related stories. Episode topics will include current cannabis prohibition, current punitive laws, medicinal uses, marijuana education and what is to come of cannibis in the future. Do we have it wright, or wrong? Please join us to learn more about Marijuana in America with NORMAL executive director Allen St. Pierre.
Mr. St. Pierre Executive Director of NORML and The NORML Foundation and went toÂ University of Massachusetts/Amherst, BA in Legal Studies, 1989Â has written, debated, and lectured extensively on the topic of cannabis, it’s 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, Newsweek, Time, etc…).