9 Most Popular Cannabis Advocates in the World

By August Korantema, GH Gossip on November 30, 2022

he marijuana industry wouldn’t be the same without these activists’ efforts. Discover nine famous cannabis advocates who’ve contributed to weed legality.

9 of the World’s Most Influential Cannabis Activists You Should Know


1. Keith Stroup

2. Steve DeAngelo

3. Tommy Chong

4. Jodie Emery 

5. Snoop Dogg

6. Wanda James

7. Woody Harrelson

8. Jim Belushi

9. Willie Nelson

Are you aware the marijuana industry is booming in the US? Thanks to the efforts of cannabis advocates, the public is changing their perception of weed. 

Smoking or cultivating marijuana would’ve landed you in jail a few years back. Some states now allow herb enthusiasts to enjoy this plant or buy beginner weed seeds and grow them at home, as well as to enjoy kratom supplements.

Do you know the people who’ve helped contribute to these changes? Keep reading to discover the nine most influential ganja advocates impacting the cannabis community. 

1. Keith Stroup

Who better to start the list of famous weed people than Keith Stroup? This public interest attorney founded the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) in 1970. 

He worked as the organization’s executive director for nine years. During this period, 11 states embraced cannabis decriminalization laws. Stroup returned to his position at NORML in 1995 and served as marijuana spokesperson until 2005. 

The ganja activist now serves as legal counsel for the non-profit group. He’s also the author of It’s NORML to Smoke Pot: The 40-Year Fight for Marijuana Smokers’ Rights. 

Stroup continues to advocate for cannabis through lectures and interviews. He’s received numerous accolades for his work, like the High Times Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award.

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