An informal interview with Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director NORML, from the Seattle Hempfest 2005 Media Tent. This is the first online post ever direcly from Hempfest. It was accomplished by using the Junxion Box, a transportable wireless WAN router that uses a patent pending software platform to act as a connectivity bridge between cellular data service and client devices like laptop and desktop computers. With the Junxion Box, people can connect their devices to PC Card modems from wireless carriers using common interfaces like Ethernet and Wi-Fi.
Allen 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.