Suggest a NORML speaker to your student activities committee and help educate members of your college on marijuana policy and politics. NORML provides some of the most respected and informed speakers in the drug law reform community.
We'll provide expert analysis of the current state of marijuana prohibition in:
Also available, a screening of the award winning documentary, Grass, directed by Ron Mann and narrated by Woody Harrelson.
From the story of America’s first drug czar, to the absurd scare tactics behind propaganda films like Reefer Madness, and Marijuana: Threat or Menace, director Ron Mann (Comic Book Confidential, Twist) poignantly and humorously exposes the social, political and economic facts behind this enduring weed, and the extent to which it has profoundly shaped our culture.
"Punchy and enjoyable…Grass offers meticulous sound design, and some snappy graphics" - New York Times.
Allen St. Pierre graduated from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in 1989 with a BA in legal studies. 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). Mr. St. Pierre has appeared on dozens of nationally televised news programs (ABC, CBS, NBC, C-Span, Fox, PBS) and hundreds of radio shows representing NORML.
Mr. St. Pierre was hired by NORML in early 1991 as Communications Director, in 1993 he became the organization's Deputy National Director and he currently serves as the Executive Director of NORML and the NORML Foundation. Mr. St. Pierre's experience in unparalleled in the field of drug policy reform.
Fee $2000 (plus travel expenses)
NORML founder and longtime public interest attorney, Keith Stroup, obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Stroup served as the national director of NORML from its founding through 1979, when marijuana was decriminalized in eleven states.
He rejoined the Board in 1994, and is currently serving as Legal Counsel with NORML. Mr. Stroup has worked as an advocate for artists, family farmers, and for criminal defense attorneys, in addition to his work for marijuana smokers.
In 1992 he received the Richard J. Dennis Drugpeace Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Drug Policy Reform from the Drug Policy Foundation. During the past few months, Mr. Stroup has appeared on numerous television shows such as The O'Reilly Factor, Crossfire, Buchanan and Press, and Hannity and Colmes.
Fee $3000 (plus travel expenses)
Paul Armentano is the Deputy Director of NORML and the NORML Foundation. Mr. Armentano is an expert in the field of marijuana policy, health, and pharmacology, and has served as a consultant for Health Canada and the Canadian Public Health Association. He has spoken at numerous national conferences and legal seminars, testified before state legislatures and federal agencies, and assisted dozens of criminal defense attorneys in cases pertaining to the use of medicinal cannabis, drug testing, and drugged driving. He is a frequent guest on radio, and has appeared frequently on the nationally syndicated Dr. Drew Pinsky show. Mr. Armentano is a prolific writer on the subject of marijuana and marijuana policy. His work has appeared in over 500 publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor. His writing has been featured in more than a dozen textbooks and anthologies, and he is a frequent contributor to AlterNet, High Times, The Huffington Post, and the Washington, D.C. newspaper The Hill. Mr. Armentano is a 2008 recipient of the 'Project Censored Real News Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism,' and is the co-author of the book Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? (2009, Chelsea Green). He lives in northern California and is a frequent speaker at Oaksterdam University in Oakland.
Fee $1500 (plus travel expenses)
NORML can also provide speakers to cover various other topics related to marijuana and drug policy reform. Please contact us for more information.