BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Mr. Zeese has been involved in drug policy issues for more than 20 years. He has worked with legislators at the federal, state, and local levels as well as with community-based organizations seeking to put in place drug policies dominated by public health, medical, and social service models. He has worked as an advocate and activist on drug issues since he graduated from George Washington University Law School in 1980. He has testified before Congress and spoken to international bodies, city advisory committees, professional trade associations, and community organizations. He has served on the Brain Trust for the Congressional Black Caucus on drug issues and advised elected representatives including governors, mayors and district attorneys. His work has included coordinating several dozen drug policy conferences and forums, publishing numerous books, manuals, newsletters, writing a section of an encyclopedia, numerous articles for newspapers and academic journals, working with the media, and litigating drug policy issues in state and federal courts. He has served as an expert consultant to television shows, including Walter Cronkite's recent special on the drug war, "The Drug Dilemma: War or Peace," (Discovery Channel, 1995). Mr. Zeese is the former Vice-President and Founding Counsel of the Drug Policy Foundation, the former Chief Counsel and National Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), and has served as an adjunct professor at American University. He is President and co-founder of Common Sense for Drug Policy, a non-profit organization that, works with the media, publishes a regular advertising campaign in six national magazines (see http://www.csdp.org/ads), coordinates efforts of reform organizations, provides technical assistance to drug policy reform organizations and funders, and facilitates collaboration between drug policy and related groups and individuals.
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