I have been in the cannabis industry since it was just a small group of people working together to change the laws around Cannabis Hemp.

1984 I started growing my own cannabis after battling cancer nine times.

1994 I met Jack Herer and became an editor of his book; The Emperor Wears No Clothes. I traveled with him through America and Europe teaching people about the history of cannabis hemp.

1995 Jack Herer and I wrote the Hemp & Health Initiative.

1995 I started the San Diego Cannabis Compassion Club and redistributed free cannabis to the needy. The USA Today made me the point of their editorial advocating for medical cannabis access for all.

1995 I spent the summer in an Ohio jail fighting for the right to medicate while in jail - and won. But they released me before I could light up.

1996 I became the Editor-in-chief of Hemp Life magazine in Amsterdam.

1997 I was arrested for growing 4,116 cannabis plants in my Bel Air mansion.

1998 I released the book: How To grow Medical Marijuana

1997 1998 & 1999 I fought the federal government over the medical rights of a patient and became one of the first people denied a medical necessity in federal court.

1998 & 1999 I was part of Spitfire Tour, we were a group of musicians, actors and activists, touring colleges and speaking about about social change. I even had the honor to open Woodstock 1999 and talk about cannabis legalization.

January 3rd, 2000 I self surrendered to Federal prison and served a 5 year sentence. upon release, I went right back to activism.

2005 we made, THE UNION: The Business Behind Getting High

2007, 2008 & 2009 I co-produced parties at the Playboy Mansion for the Marijuana Policy Project.

2009 I rented the Los Angeles Convention Center and produced the THC EXPO and launched HEMPIRE magazine. (Sadly my partner turned out to be a crook.)

2009 HEMPIRE magazine

2010 I edited and released the 12th edition of Jack Herer's book: The Emperor Wears No Clothes

2011 I partnered with Vivian McPeak and produced the book; PROTESTIVAL: A 20 Year Retrospective of the Seattle Hempfest

2012 I received the Cannabis Culture Award alongside Sir Richard Branson and Dr. Lester Grinspoon.

2014 we released;THE CULTURE HIGH.

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THE UNION: The Business Behind Getting High

Back in 2005, some friends and I collaborated to make a documentary that would educate people about cannabis/hemp/marijuana. I hope you enjoy it.


After the success of The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, we set out to make a film that would transform the way people viewed the prohibition of cannabis and advocated for full legalization.

With the help of the cannabis community through Kiskstarter, we raised over $240,000.00 to make the film an amazing success. Launched in October 2014, by Richard Branson,  the film was translated into 15 languages and shown in over 70 countries for three years on NetFlix. 

Cannabis prohibition is a worldwide problem, it is a burden to society and must be ended. 

The Story of Jack Herer - The Emperor of Hemp

In 1993 I first read Jack Herer's book; The Emperor Wears No Clothes and my worldview was forever changed. In 1994 Jack and I became friends and traveled the world teaching people about cannabis history. 

This documentary about Jack Herer was made in 1997/1998, by funding from Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, and a woman who was way ahead of her time. She credited her understanding of hempseed oil and her use of it in her products to her reading Jack's book. 

Cannabis Culture Awards & Richard Branson

In 2012, I was honored to receive the Cannabis Culture Award along side of Dr. Lester Grinspoon and Sir Richard Branson.

Please see our press conference and call for worldwide Cannabis legalization.

The story of Dr. Raphael Mechoulam

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