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Keith Stroup is the founder, former executive director, and current legal counsel for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, better known as NORML, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. He’s the author of the autobiography It's NORML to Smoke Pot: The 40-Year Fight for Marijuana Smokers Rights (High Times Books).


He’s also the recipient of the 1992 Richard J. Dennis Drugpeace Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Drug Policy Reform from the Drug Policy Alliance, and the 2012 Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award from High Times, and on April 20th, 2020 was named a 420 Icon (one of top 100 cannabis influencers of all time) by the Cannabis Business Awards

Andrew DeAngelo Talks about Cannabis Industry, Challenges, Advances, and his New Playboy ColumnPlayboy, as an early advocate for cannabis rights, supported the National Organization for the Regulation of Marijuana Laws (NORML) for years. Playboy writers consistently produced authoritative articles about the failed war on drugs, benefits of weed, and the wisdom of its legalization. Playboy Foundation’s annual donation of $100,000 to NORML for a full decade launched the advocacy group - under the leadership of Keith Stroup - to become the nation’s leader in the fight against marijuana prohibition and advocacy for just laws and the fair treatment of cannabis users. Playboy’s mission has not changed from its original role that began over six decades ago.

Instagram Sensation Courtney Trop Launches CBD Brand in playboy Interview and Tells Us All About It today on High Society. Courtney Trop, one of the country’s biggest fashion influencers and bloggers, whose popular Instagram site, “Always Judging,” has over 340,000 followers, is now using some of that expansive influence to introduce another popular trend: CBD. Courtney tells High Society with Paxton Quigley how and why she happens to be very familiar with the benefits of cannabis: her father is “quite a stoner.” Now Courtney has come out with her own CBD product (“Stevie” after Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks). The idea of Trop’s CBD product is to share with her friends in the fashion industry whose lives are fast-paced and stressful. And to share with the rest of us too!

First ever Study Explores CBD and Cannabis for COVID-19-Related Anxiety – And You Can Be Part of It! The Cannabinoid  Anxiety Relief Education Study (C.A.R.E.S.) is a first of its kind anywhere and they need subjects! Researchers at the University of California Irvine will be surveying millions of CBD and cannabis users across the United States in an effort to assess the potential role of cannabinoids in reducing COVID-19-related anxiety, insomnia depression, and more. Dr. Sean Young of UC Irvine talks to Paxton Quigley about the role cannabis and CBD might play in alleviating some of the negative effects people are experiencing as a result of isolation, job loss, and financial insecurity as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc at an alarming rate. 

With the 2020 presidential elections finally decided, cannabis fans of all political persuasions have a lot to be happy about, especially in five states where legalization measures passed with flying colors.

And, with the Democratic administration of President-elect Joe Biden set to take over, we can all share a sigh of relief. Though we must hold their feet to the fire to honor their promise to decriminalize cannabis and undertake drug policy reform. Matthew Schweich, deputy director of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) said that support for legal marijuana has only increased over the years. He pointed to the five marijuana ballot measures that passed in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota.

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