Speakers 2012

Seattle Hempfest is proud to present our 2012 Speakers:

  • Matthew Abel Michigan NORML Executive Director, Attorney
  • Wes Abney The NorthWest Leaf Magazine Editor and Founder
  • Jared Allaway Sensible Washington State Volunteer Coordinator
  • Adam Assenberg Owner of Compassion 4 Patients and a D.J./Reporter with KRFP 92.5 FM
  • Ngaio Bealum Cannabis Comedian
  • Dr. David Bearman, M.D. American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, Vice President & Board Member; ASA, Board; Patients Out of Time, Advisory Board Member; Author ‘Demons, Discrimination and Dollars: A Brief History of the Origins of American Drug Laws’
  • Radical Russ Belville National Cannabis Radio, Host of ‘The Russ Belville Show’
  • Leland R. Berger NORML Legal Committee, Attorney
  • Allison Bigelow Volunteer Sensible Washington
  • Kurt Boehl Attorney Law Office of Kurt E. Boehl, PLLC
  • Kari Boiter Local Activist and Legislative Advocate
  • Cyril Bouanna Seattle Hempfest (Board of Directors) Sponsorship & Membership Director
  • Hilary Bricken Attorney Canna Law Group, a practice group of Harris & Moure, pllc
  • David Bronner Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps; Hemp Industry Association Board of Advisors
  • Bruce Buckner MendoBruce Activist
  • Greg Campbell Author of ‘Pot Inc: Inside Medical Marijuana, America’s Most Outlaw Industry’, published April 2012.
  • Greta Carter Executive Director WA Coalition of Cannabis Standards and Ethics (CCSE)
  • Jorge Cervantes Author of Marijuana Horticulture
  • Sam Chapman National Cannabis Coalition, Outreach Director, and Social Media Consultant
  • Stephen Collett California Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Initiative, Treasurer
  • John Conroy Conroy Company, President Lawyer; NormlCanada, Founder
  • Alex Cooley Vice President Solstice Cooperative
  • Dominic Corva Sarah Lawrence College, Professor of Cannabis Geography
  • Dr. William Courtney, M.D. Cannabis International Founder
  • Cara Crabb-Burnham MassCann/NORML Director, Co-Founder NWANE, Co-Host Boston Pot Report Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition, NORML Women’s Alliance New England, Boston Pot Report
  • Rick Cusick High Times Associate Publisher
  • Dawn Darington Choice Wellness Center CEO
  • John B. Davis Seattle Hempfest, Coalition for Cannabis Standards and Ethics, National Cannabis Industry Association, NWPRC
  • Tonya Davis Ohio Patient Network, President; Miami Valley NORML; NORML Womens Alliance, Executive Director
  • Phillip Dawdy Safe Access Alliance media director
  • Steve D’Angelo Harborside Health Center, Executive Director
  • Christine Renee’ Delk Washington State Medical Cannabis patient recently raided by federal law enforcement
  • Aaron Dixon Former Black Panther Party Captain, Author ‘My People Are Rising’
  • Jared Dunn Compassionaite Idaho
  • Adam Eidinger Hemp Activist Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Public Affairs Director; Capitol Hemp Owner, Washington DC
  • Steve Elliott Journalist of “Toke of the Town/Toke Signals” online zine
  • Jodie Emery Wife of “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery; Cannabis Culture Headquarters & Magazine, Director
  • William Esbensen 45th Parallel Compassion Group, LLC Director/Co-Founder
  • Dr. Jake Felice, ND Naturopathic Physician
  • Omar Figueroa Attorney Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
  • Denny Finneran Crucial Hemp Owner
  • Bonnie Fong Hempfest Film Coordinator; Coalition of Cannabis Standards and Ethics Vice Executive Director; The Joint Cooperative Manager
  • Diane Fornbacher Vice Co-Chair NORML Women’s Alliance, HIGH TIMES Magazine Freedom Fighter Jan. 1999
  • Morgan Fox Marijuana Policy Project Communications Manager
  • Serra Frank Moms for Marijuana Founding Director
  • Matthew Gavin Frank Author of ‘Pot Farm’
  • Debby Goldsberry United Cannabis Collective Executive Director
  • Rep. Roger Goodman Washington State House of Representatives (D46)
  • Judge Jim Gray Libertarian Vice-Presidential candidate with Gary Johnson2012
  • Jeremy Griffin Cannabis Defense Coalition, member and an organizer of Cannabis College
  • Pam Haley Cannabis Defense Coalition BoD, Washington State Potline “Report A Bust”
  • Mark Haskell Smith Author of Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup and the novel Baked.
  • Alison Holcomb Campaign Director for I502 New Approach Washington
  • Pete Holmes Seattle City Attorney and New Approach Washington I-502 Initiative Sponsor
  • Aaron Houston Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Executive Director; SAFER, Cofounder and Board Member
  • Gloria Kalteich President/Pastor The Continuum, et. al
  • Rob Kampia Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director
  • Jeanne Kohl-Welles State Senator Washington State Senate
  • Steve Kubby RegualteMarijuana 2014 Chief Officer and Campaign Manager
  • Ron Lawson City of Lacey Councilmember, Cannabis Healthcare Association, founder
  • Martin Lee Director Project CBD, Author of ‘Smoke Signals’
  • Monte Levine Board member Peoples’ Harm Reduction Alliance; Coordinator for Ostrich Bay Exchange
  • Steve Levine Hemp Industries Association (HIA), President; Vote Hemp, Director; Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Trade Show Mgr.
  • Nick Licata Seattle City Council Councilmember
  • Ben Livingston Cannabis Defense Coalition
  • Dr. Frank Lucido, M.D. Doctor of Medicine, Medical Cannabis Consultant
  • John Lucy IV Attorney at Law, Founder Law420.com
  • Charles Lynch Software Developer Marijuana Freedom Fighter
  • Madeline Martinez Oregon NORML; World Famous Cannabis Cafe; Chief petitioner of Sensible Oregon
  • Martin Martinez Lifevine Collective Network, Executive Director
  • Joanna McKee Co-founder Green Cross Patient Co-op (the original folks!)
  • Vivian McPeak Seattle Hempfest, Executive Director
  • Doug McVay Common Sense for Drug Policy
  • Robert Melamede Associate Professor, CEO/President CBIS UCCS, Cannabis Science
  • The Moss Family Greta, Lauriene and Eve; Victims of the Drug War, Father and husband imprisoned 20 years for marijuana conspiracy.
  • Kristin Nevedal Emerald Growers Association
  • David Nott Reason Foundation, President
  • Kevin Oliver Washington NORML, Executive Director
  • David G Ostrow, MD, PhD NORC at University of Chicago, Senior Scientist; American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine , VP for Community Research; MACS, Director
  • Tim Pate Seattle Hempfest, Port Astordam Hemp Festival
  • William G. Panzer NORML, Board of Directors; Attorney; Coauthor of California’s Prop 215
  • Aaron Pelley Attorney of Pelley Law, PLLC
  • Robert Platshorn People United for Medical Marijuana PUFMM , Founder of Silver Tour , NORML of Florida, Director
  • Josh Rettie Plantbuilder
  • Lindsey Rinehart Compassionate Idaho; Idaho Medical Choice Act, Chief Petitioner
  • Ed Rosenthal Author of ‘Marijuana Grower’s Handbook’ Official Course Book for Oaksterdam University
  • George Rohrbacher Member of the Board of Directors of NORML
  • Julia Rose The Curator of the Peter McWilliams Online Museum
  • Ed Rosenthal Guru of Ganja; Executive Director of Green Aid: The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Dan Rush United Food and Commercial Workers International Union- Director, National Medical Cannabis and Hemp Division
  • Keith Saunders NORML Board of Directors, Host Boston Pot Report Massachusetts
  • Dave Seber Hemp Shield Company LLC, President
  • Lynette Shaw Former owner of the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, licensed for 15 years.
  • Cheryl Shuman Beverly Hills Cannabis Club, RFMK – CANNAcig, Cheryl Shuman Inc., Hearst Digital Media Corporation
  • Don Skakie I-514 The Cannabis Child Protection Act, Campaign Director
  • Aaron Smith National Cannabis Industry Association Executive Director
  • Ric Smith Speakers Jury and HEMPosium- Seattle Hempfest, Co-Sponsor Initiatives 1068 & 1149, Cannabis Defense Coalition
  • Jacqui Spruce Australian advocate for the use of medical cannabis and former skin cancer patient.
  • Scott Stafne Attorney Stafne Law Firm
  • Paul Stanford THCF Medical Clinics, President; chief petitioner OCTA2012
  • Jill Stein Green Party 2012 Presidential Candidate for The United States of America
  • Jeffrey Steinborn NORML legal committee, NORML board of directors, PotBust.com Founder
  • Rick Steves Travel Show Host and New Approach Washington Sponsor I-502
  • Brian Stone Cannabis Defense Coalition, Board Member
  • DeMaris Strohm-Hughes The Wormhole, Minister
  • Keith Stroup NORML, Founder
  • Cody Swift Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
  • Oscar Velasco-Schmitz Director Dockside Coop
  • Clint Werner Author of the book “Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease.”
  • Don E Wirtshafter DrugSense; Media Awareness Project, Chair
  • Jackie Woerlee Belangen Stichting Effectieve Medicinale Cannabis Head of Foundation
  • Henry Wykowski San Francisco tax attorney in landmark IRS 208E case of C.H.A.M.P. V COMMISSIONER
  • Richard Zuckerma