• by Allen St. Pierre, Former NORML Executive Director May 24, 2012

    Going back to at least 1998, NORML has been receiving complaints from parents and students that while the state where the university is located has legalized medical cannabis use and possession, because of the federal government’s recalcitrance and ‘flat earth’ view on cannabis’ medical utility, the student is threatened with sanctions or expulsion if they get caught with a lawful medicine.

    Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical cannabis, more states are expected to soon join the cohort. The issue of medical cannabis on campus is a real and serious one.

    National Public Radio examines the growing and untenable friction between state and federal laws regarding cannabis, with a profile from southern Maine.



  • by Allen St. Pierre, Former NORML Executive Director November 11, 2010

    A recent phone call from a returning serviceman from Afghanistan pained by the recent suicide of a fellow Marine who was given a dishonorable discharge after failing a drug test for cannabis, along with his own harassment from Veteran Administration officials and medical personnel who ‘didn’t get the memo’ for his lawful, physician-recommended use of medical cannabis to help cope with his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was a harsh and bitter reminder of the tribulations facing military personnel who’re still falling victim – both while serving and post service – to America’s longest war—the federal government’s 73-year-old war against adult cannabis consumers.

    For the support of Vietnam vets in the early 1970s embracing NORML’s important advocacy work…

    U.S.S. Inchon Sailors In 1978 Showing NORML's Colors and Logo!

    To today’s Iraq and Afghanistan military personnel…

    NORML thanks the men and women of America’s all-volunteer armed forces for their commitment and sacrifices made for the country’s safety, prosperity and freedom…

    Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard…Thank You ALL!

  • by Allen St. Pierre, Former NORML Executive Director February 1, 2010

    If you’re a veteran from any era and have some time to answer questions about your experiences, your input could be a huge help.

    A survey from Dr. Mitch Earleywine, a member of the NORML Advisory Board, addresses cannabis, military experiences, and a whole lot more. Responses are completely anonymous and there’s a chance to win gift certificates from Amazon.com.

    Check out the survey here.