Speakers 2013

Seattle Hempfest is proud to present our 2013 Speakers:

  • Matthew R. Abel– Executive Director, Michigan NORML, Attorney at Law Cannabis Counsel P.L.C.
  • Wes Abney- Founder NorthWest Leaf magazine
  • Adam Assenberg– Adam for Sheriff of Whitman County, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
  • Ngaio Bealum– Cannabis Comedian
  • Dr. David Bearman– Vice President Board of Directors American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine
  • Russ Belville– Executive Director 420RADIO.org
  • Leland R. Berger– Compassionate Oregon
  • Allison Bigelow– Sensible Washington
  • Jeanne Black– Founder and Executive Director of Grammas for Ganja
  • Kevin Black– Founder King County Jail Christmas Vigil
  • Kurt Boehl– Attorney Law Office of Kurt E. Boehl PLLC Seattle Criminal Defense
  • Kari Boiter– President Board of Directors Cannabis Defense Coalition, Advocate for drug war prisoners, Americans for Safe Access Advocate of 2012
  • Cyril Bouanna– Seattle Hempfest Board of Directors for Sponsorships & Memberships
  • Hilary Bricken– Attorney Canna Law Group Compliance Support
  • David Bronner- Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap
  • Bruce Buckner- Outside Agitator
  • Greta Carter– The Hope Clinics Executive Director
  • Jorge Cervantes– Author Publisher Cannabis Video Gardener www.marijuanagrowing.com
  • Sam Chapman– Executive Director Cannabis Industry Association of Oregon
  • Fritz Chess– Founder and President of Eden Labs LLC
  • Jason Clark– Founder and CEO of Meditiva
  • Chris Conrad– Founder Family Council on Drug Awareness
  • John Conroy– QC Queens Counsel, Norml Canada, Stop the Violence, Sensible BC, US NORML Legal Committee
  • Alex Cooley– Cofounder and Vice President Solstice
  • Mike Corral- Cofounder of Wo/Mens Alliance for Medical Marijuana WAMM
  • Dr. Dominic Corva– The Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy Director
  • Rick Cusick– Associate Publisher High Times magazine and HIGHTIMES.com
  • Todd Dalotto– CAN! Research, Education & Consulting
  • Danny Danko– Senior Cultivation Editor High Times Magazine
  • Dawn Darington– Executive Director of Choice Wellness Center
  • John Davis– Seattle Hempfest, Coalition for Cannabis Standards and Ethics, National Cannabis Industry Association, NWPRC
  • Tonya Davis- Ohio Patient Network, President, Miami Valley NORML, NORML Women’s Alliance, Executive Director
  • Steve DeAngelo– Executive Director of Harborside Health Center
  • Andrew DeAngelo– Director of Harborside Health Center
  • Alison D-Ray– C.E.O Ettalew’s Medibles
  • Philip Dawdy- Cascadia Growers Association, Washington Cannabis Association
  • Alec Dixon– Director of Client Relations SCLabs
  • Adam Eidinger– Founder DCMJ.Org, Capitol Hemp, Dr. Bronners Magic Soaps Public Affairs Director
  • Steve Elliott– Editor of Toke Signals and Hemp News, Marijuana Reviewer for Seattle Weekly
  • Jodie Emery– Wife of “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery, Cannabis Culture Headquarters & Magazine- Director
  • Dr. Jake Felice– Naturopathic Physician
  • Rebecca Forbes– East Coast Director of the American Cannabis Coalition, Carolina Cannabis Coalition Director, Board of Directors at Over Grow the Government, North Carolina advocate for the Cash Hyde Foundation
  • Edward Forchion– The Legalize Marijuana Party
  • Serra Frank– Founding Executive Director Moms for Marijuana International
  • Major Neill Franklin (Ret)– Executive Director Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
  • Dale Gieringer– California NORML, Co-Author of Prop 215
  • Roger Goodman– State Representative 45th District Washington State Legislator
  • Senator Mike Gravel– Direct Democracy
  • Pam Haley– Seattle Hempfest- Ric Smith Hemposium Coordinator, Americans for Safe Access WA Chapter Board, Co-Founder Garden Extraction Co2 Services
  • Liana Held– Liana LTD and member of the Board of Directors of CA NORML
  • Douglas Hiatt– Attorney of compassion and passion for the end of prohibition, Sensible Washington
  • Alison Holcomb– Criminal Justice Project Director, ACLU of Washington
  • Aaron Houston– Executive Director Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Marijuana Majority
  • Peter Holmes– Seattle City Attorney
  • Aaron Houston– Executive Director Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Marijuana Majority
  • Mike Hyde– Founder of the Cash Hyde Foundation
  • Melissa Hysom– Seattle Hempfest, Cannabis Freedom March Organizer
  • Gloria Kalteich– Reverend of the Continuum Fellowship of Universal Understanding
  • Theresa Knox– Idaho Moms for Marijuana
  • Michael Krawitz– Executive Director Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access
  • Racehl Kurtz- Attorney at Law The Wykowski Law Group
  • Martin Lee– Director ProjectCBD, Author of ‘Smoke Signals
  • Casper Leitch- Time4Hemp.com, Global Cannabis Activist PotCasts
  • Steve Levine– Director on the Boards of the Hemp Industries Assoc & Vote Hemp
  • Monte Levine– Board member Peoples’ Harm Reduction Alliance; Coordinator for Ostrich Bay Exchange
  • Ben Livingston– Cannabis columnist The Stranger Center for Legal Cannabis
  • Philippe Lucas– Centre for Addictions Research of BC
  • Frank Lucido– Medical Doctor specializing in the Endocannabinoid System
  • Jahan Marcu– Ph.D studying cannabinoid receptors
  • Mickey Martin– Weed Activist, Author ‘Medical Marijuana 101
  • Madeline Martinez– NORML Director, NORML Womens Alliance Director & Founding member, Owner & Founder of the World Famous Cannabis Cafe
  • Martin Martinez- LifeVine Medical Group
  • Doug McVay– Editor Drug War Facts, Common Sense for Drug Policy
  • Granddaddy Mike- California Cannabis Policy Reform, The Original Haze Poster Project Certified Packaging Services
  • Jeremy Miller– Founder of the World Famous Cannabis Farmers Market & Olympia Hempfest
  • Kitty Miller– Owner World Famous Cannabis Farmers and Kit-Tea’s
  • James Flaming Eagle Mooney– Elder Seminole Medicine Man of the Oklevueha Native American Church
  • Shilo Murphy– Executive Director of the Peoples Harm Reduction Alliance
  • Judith Newbergher Renaud– Executive Director Educators for Sensible Drug Policy
  • Mikki Norris- Publisher West Coast Leaf
  • David Nott– President Reason Foundation
  • John Novak- Cannabis Action Coalition and 420leaks.org
  • Kevin Oliver– Executive Director Washington NORML
  • David Ostrow– Vice President American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine and Principle Investigator on study of Veterans with PTSD using cannabis.
  • William Panzer– NORML Board of Directors; Attorney
  • Tim Pate– Seattle Hempfest Curator of Raffle Goodness, Opening Ceremony of Hempfest
  • Aaron Pelley– Attorney Pelley Law PLLC and Marijuana Reclamation Project of the Cannabis Defense Coalition
  • C.Michael Pickens– Executive Director Libertarian Party of Washington
  • David Piller- Vote Hemp’s 2011 Activist of the Year and the College Campus Hemp History Roadshow Host of Hemp Hut at the Hemposium
  • Robert Platshorn– Founder The Silver Tour
  • Carl Prothman– Seattle Hempfest, Activist
  • Sharon Ravert– Leader of Georgia Moms for Marijuana Executive Director of Peachtree NORML GA
  • Josh Rettie– Vancouver Cannabis Community
  • Reverend Cannabis – Solventless extract expert, local activist
  • Lindsey Rinehart– Director Compassionate Idaho, Americans for Safe Access- Idaho
  • Ed Rosenthal- Guru of Ganja, Green Aid The Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund & Oaksterdam University
  • Dan Rush– Director National Medical Cannabis and Hemp Division of  The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
  • Keith Saunders– NORML Board of Directors
  • David Seber– Hemp Shield Company LLC
  • Dr. Michelle Sexton– Naturopath Doctor of Bastyr University specializing in the Endocannabinoid System research and application
  • Lynnette Shaw– Inventor the first licensed dispensary in the nation 1997 Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana RIP
  • DJ Short – Breeder of Quality Cannabis Genetics
  • Cheryl Shuman– C.E.O. Cheryl Shuman Inc. & Beverly Hills Cannabis Club
  • Don Skakie– Spokesman for REAL LEGALIZATION and Initiative-584
  • Paul Stanford– President at THCF Medical Clinics
  • Jeff Steinborn– NORML Legal Committee, NORML Board of Directors
  • StinkBud– Grow Guru High Times Magazine, StinkBuddies.com, HarvestAPound.com
  • DeMaris Strom-Hughes– The Worm Hole
  • Keith Stroup– NORML Founder and Legal Counsel
  • Marcus Sutherland- Medi Brothers Collective medible maker and marijuana activist
  • Coty Ternes– Boise Idaho Mayoral Candidate
  • Oscar Velasco Schmitz– Director and CoFounder of Dockside Coop
  • Aimee Warner– Founder and CEO Cannabis Basics, Member HIA, Member NCIA, Compliant Member CCSE and Co-Founder of WOW- the Women of Weed
  • Clint Werner– Author “Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Sgt Sean Whitcomb- Seattle Police Public Affairs Unit
  • Sharon Whitson– Director of Operations Seattle Hempfest
  • Henry Wykowski– Attorney at Law The Wykowski Law Group and 280eReform.org
  • Brandy Zink– Americans for Safe Access of Michigan