Top 10 Influential People in the History of Weed

We is where it is today because of influential people fought hard to get it legalized. These are some of its people that made a dent in marijuana history.

Weed history is full of ups and downs. Weed users have faced a lot of challenges in the past. From stereotyping to social stigma, they had to go through a lot. While some gave up and changed their enthusiasm per society, others fought. Those who never gave up and kept combating injustice and hatred are real heroes.

Even if some countries legalized cannabis I still believe we should talk about the people who helped make pot acceptable in our society.

This article will tell you about some influential people in the marijuana space who played an important role.

Jack Herer

Have you ever heard about “the emperor of hemp”? He is Jack Herer, a cannabis activist who fought hard for weed legalization. Jack was a staunch advocate of the decriminalization of cannabis. Instead of crying out loud, he put forward strong arguments.

His book ‘The Emperor Wears No Clothes’ played a vital role in the legalization of marijuana in some states. He told people that cannabis can be used for medicine, fuel, paper and textile. He is the greatest hero in weed history.

Keith Stroup

Like Jack Herer, he was an advocate of marijuana legalization. He founded the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) n 1970. The organization’s motive was to fight for decriminalizing weed possession and its responsible use. His organization also made efforts to create awareness about cannabis among people.

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam

If you are a dedicated stoner, you might know that the high produced by Mary Jane is due to THC. It is the most prevalent cannabinoid famous for its psychoactive properties.

Do not forget to mention Dr. Raphael Mechoulam while talking about THC. He is the person who first identified and isolated tetrahydrocannabinol. Throughout his life, he kept studying cannabinoids and the human endocannabinoid system.

Tommy Chong

If you have ever watched the famous Cheech and Chong show, you might be familiar with the name. The album was marijuana-themed and a great hit. Tommy Chong also directed and featured in the film “Up in Smoke.” The film is considered the first of its kind and gave birth to stoner’s comedy. Chong also kept lobbying for weed legalization throughout his life.

Jodie Emery

Jodie Emery is a well-known name in the stoners’ world. With her husband, Marc Emery, she has made headlines while fighting for decriminalizing marijuana in Canada. She started fighting for the cause when her husband got arrested for operating weed dispensaries and sold seeds on the internet.

Steve DeAngelo

Steve DeAngelo is one of the most influential personalities in US cannabis history. He was a marijuana enthusiast from the beginning. That is why he is regarded as the best entrepreneur and activist in America today. After reading his book, he met Jack Herer, and both started working together to advocate Marry Jane and hemp.

Dennis Peron

The legendary Dennis Peron will always be remembered for his work in the marijuana world. He was a businessman and cannabis rights leader known for advocating decriminalizing marijuana. It is said that Peron was the hero who compelled the US government to change its behavior towards medical cannabis.

Willie Nelson

No one is more influential than a person who is already famous in pop culture. Willie Nelson enjoys the same status. He has been phenomenal in fighting the anti-pot agenda and creating weed awareness. He also advocated for marijuana legalization in collaboration with NORMAL. How enthusiastic is he about weed? You can guess by looking at his books’ names, “Smoke Me When I Die” and “Roll Me Up.”

Snoop Dogg

You might have predicted the name at the start. No list of cannabis activists is complete without naming Snoop Dogg. Along with being a top-notch rapper, he is also a famous entrepreneur. Both recreational and medicinal products are an integral part of his brand. Snoop also advocates the use of THC and CBD for sports.

Seth Rogan

Who does not know Seth Rogan? The famous Hollywood actor is a weed activist. He has never been reluctant to use fame to advocate and influence cannabis laws. Seth Rogan has worked in the famous stoner movie “Pineapple Express.” You might also have seen him in weed legalization campaigns.

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Thomas Bernier

Thomas Bernier is the Editor-in-Chief and the founding members of 420ave. I mainly do reviews, news and I write blogs about the cannabis industry.

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