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Marc Emery
Marc Scott Emery (born February 13, 1958) is a Canadian cannabis policy reform advocate, as well as a former cannabis seed seller. He is currently serving a five year sentence in a United States federal prison for selling cannabis seeds. US...

Jack Herer
Jack Herer (June 18, 1939 – April 15, 2010) was an American cannabis activist and the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, a book which has been used in efforts to decriminalize cannabis. A former Goldwater Republican, Herer was a pro-cannabis ...

Ed Rosenthal
Ed Rosenthal (born Bronx, New York, 1944) is a California horticulturist, author, publisher, and Cannabis grower known for his advocacy for the legalization of marijuana (cannabis as a drug) use. He served as a columnist for High Times Magazine...

Jorge Cervantes
Jorge Cervantes is a pseudonym for George Van Patten, a horticulturist and writer specializing in indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse cannabis cultivation. His books, articles, photographs and instructional DVDs have been sold worldwide as guidebooks to...

Paul Armentano
Paul Armentano is the Deputy Director of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and the NORML Foundation. Mr. Armentano is an expert in the field of marijuana policy, health, and pharmacology, and has served as a consultant...

Dana Beal
Dana marches at the head of the New York City Marijuana March in 1994.
Irvin Dana Beal (born January 9, 1947 in Ravenna, Ohio) is an American social and political activist, best known for his efforts to legalize marijuana. He is a long-term activist in the Youth International Party (Yippies) and founder of the Yipster...

Alun Buffry
Alun Buffry (born 1950) in Barry, South Wales, is a cannabis and human rights campaigner. He is associated with the Legalise Cannabis Alliance once a political party of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2006, when it deregistered and became a pressure...

Andy Caisse
Andy Caisse is a political activist in Manitoba, Canada. He has campaigned provincially as a candidate of the Libertarian Party, and federally as a candidate of the Marijuana Party. Caisse has multiple sclerosis, and is one of a small number of...

Jay Cavanaugh
Dr. Jay Cavanaugh (1949–2005) was a prominent supporter of medical marijuana. His appointment to the California State Board of Pharmacy for ten years by three Governors and his work in Drug Abuse Recovery make his advocacy of medical marijuana...

Chef Ra
Chef Ra (October 10, 1950 – December 26, 2006), born Jim Wilson, Jr., was a long-time marijuana advocate and cannabis foods writer in the United States. After gaining notoriety as a ganja gourmet, he began writing his High Times column, "Chef Ra's...

Roger Christie
Roger Christie (born June 15, 1949) is an ordained minister in the Religion of Jesus Church, which regards marijuana as a "sacramental herb." In 2000, he founded the THC Ministry, which offered cannabis as a part of its services. On July 8, 2010,...

Richard Cowan
Richard Cowan (b. June 26, 1940), former director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), is editor of The Marijuana News. Cowan graduated from high school in Fort Worth, Texas and in 1962 earned a B.A. in Economics...

Tom Crosslin
Tom Crosslin (c. 1955 in Indiana – September 3, 2001 near Vandalia, Michigan) was a marijuana activist who was shot and killed on his "Rainbow Farm" by an FBI agent. Rainbow Farm was a campground run by Tom Crosslin and his lover Rolland "Rollie"...

Don Barry Mason
Don 'Barry' Mason (1950–2006) was the founder of the Psychedelic Shamanistic Institute (PSI), a networking organisation that encouraged ethnobotany and scientific research into cannabis and other psychoactive plants while contributing substantially...

Eagle Bill
Frank William Wood (April 10, 1942 – May 22, 2005), better known as Eagle Bill Amato, was a Cherokee marijuana medicine man known for popularizing the vaporizer, mostly used for vaporizing cannabis and promoting the use of medical marijuana. He was...

Tom Forcade
Thomas King Forçade (September 11, 1945 – November 17, 1978), aka John Thomas Moore and Kenneth Goodson Jr., was an American underground journalist and activist in the 1970s. For many years he ran the Underground Press Syndicate (later called the...

Edward Forchion
Robert Edward Forchion, born July 23, 1964, and also known as NJWEEDMAN, is a cannabis activist and a perennial candidate for various New Jersey elected offices. He is a resident of the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township, New Jersey....

Fred Gardner
Fred Gardner is an American political organizer and author best known for his opposition to the Vietnam War and his writings about the medical mariijuana movement in the United States. Gardner received his bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1963. He...

Jon Gettman
Jon B. Gettman is a marijuana reform activist, a leader of the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis, and a former head of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He has a PhD in public policy and regional economic development from...

Peter Gorman
Peter Gorman an investigative journalist and former editor-in-chief of High Times magazine. He lives in Joshua, Texas, and spends at least 3 months of every year living in Peru, where he works with Ayahuasca and other plant based medicines, as well...

Alison Green
Alison Green is a former campaign coordinator for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and current Chief of Staff at the Marijuana Policy Project. During her time at PETA (1995-2001), Green made headlines for stunts such as throwing a...

Woody Harrelson
Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor. Harrelson's breakthrough role came in the television sitcom Cheers as bartender Woody Boyd. Some notable film characters include basketball hustler Billy Hoyle in White Men...

Rob Kampia
Rob Kampia is co-founder and executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, the largest 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization in the U.S. that is solely dedicated to ending cannabis prohibition. Kampia grew up in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, a small...

Grant Krieger
Grant Wayne Krieger born in Winnipeg Manitoba July 29, 1954 he married Marie Lommerse Dec 12, 1975 in Cranbrook BC. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (Regina) in September 1978 after the birth of their first child. Although the doctors whose...
Steve Kubby
Steven "Steve" Wynn Kubby (born December 28, 1946) is a Libertarian Party activist who played a key role in the drafting and passage of California Proposition 215. The proposition was a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana which was...

Dana Larsen
Dana Albert Larsen (born April 14, 1971) is a Canadian author, politician and cannabis legalization activist. Larsen was the editor of Cannabis Culture magazine from its creation in 1994 until 2005, producing 54 issues with publisher Marc Emery, who...

Howard Marks
Dennis Howard Marks (born 13 August 1945) is a Welsh author and former drug smuggler who achieved notoriety as an international cannabis smuggler through high-profile court cases, supposed connections with groups such as the CIA, the IRA, MI6, and...

Brownie Mary
Mary Jane Rathbun (December 22, 1922 – April 10, 1999), popularly known as Brownie Mary, was an American medical cannabis activist. Rathbun was a hospital volunteer at San Francisco General Hospital who became known for illegally baking and...

Peter McWilliams
Peter Alexander McWilliams was born in Allen Park, Michigan on August 5, 1949. Early on Peter developed a zest for creativity. In 1967, while still in his teens, Peter began publishing his own works of poetry long before the instant Internet. "Come...
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Dennis Peron
Dennis Peron (born April 8, 1945, Bronx, New York) is an openly gay American medical marijuana and LGBT activist and businessman who was the figurehead for the legality of cannabis throughout the 1990s influencing many in California and thus...

Marc-Boris Saint-Maurice
Marc-Boris St-Maurice is an activist, political and Canadian musician, who has campaigned for many years for the legalization of cannabis, and to facilitate access to the drug for health reasons. He lives in Montreal. He first be was hired by NORML's Board...

Rick Steves
Richard "Rick" Steves (born May 10, 1955, Edmonds, Washington) is an American author and television personality focusing on European travel. He is the host of the American Public Television series Rick Steves' Europe, has a public radio travel show,...

Nadine Strossen
Nadine Strossen was president of the American Civil Liberties Union from February 1991 to October 2008. She was the first woman and the youngest person to ever lead the ACLU. A professor at New York Law School, Professor Strossen sits on the Council...
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Keith Stroup
Keith Stroup is an attorney and founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1965, he enrolled in Georgetown Law School and worked in the office of Illinois Senator...

Tenacious D (Jack Black & Kyle Gass)
Tenacious D is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1994. Composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jack Black and lead guitarist and vocalist Kyle Gass, the band has released two albums – Tenacious D (2001) and The Pick...
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