Twitter has had an immensely positive impact on the battle for global legalization. The cannabis community on Twitter helps keep people up to date with news, current events and just general education on cannabis related topics. Keep yourself in the loop by following some of these notable marijuana activists.
1. Chris Goldstein (@freedomisgreen)
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An associate editor at Freedom Leaf and the founder of FreedomIsGreen.com, Goldstein is a marijuana reform advocate, frequently posting updates about marijuana decriminalization, legalization and more. The New Jersey native has been covering the cannabis beat for over a decade as a writer and radio broadcaster, contributing to sites like Philly.com, CelebStoner and NORML. Now, he hopes to grow the cannabis community on the East Coast.
2. Judith Renaud (@judithrenaud)
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Renaud is the Executive Director of Educators for Sensible Drug Policy at NORML Canada. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Judith is also a Drug Policy Analyst, a First Nation School Administrator and an International Educator.
3. Jae Benjamin (@jaebenjamin)
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A writer, actor and comedian, Benjamin is a lifetime marijuana activist and supporter of medical marijuana. A self-described expert, Benjamin’s Twitter feed is a combination of inside stoner jokes, helpful articles, memes and short takedowns of marijuana myths.
4. Adam Eidinger (@aeidinger)
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A noted protester, Eidinger’s heads up the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, which won the ballot to legalize recreational marijuana in the nation’s capitol. Candid, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, he’s one of the leading faces in the fight to legalize marijuana.
5. Ron Mann (@ronmann)
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Mann is a Canadian award-winning independent filmmaker with a particular interest in aspects of Canadian and American popular culture. Among his notable documentaries is Grass, which investigates the history of the United States government’s war on marijuana. He also serves as a member of the NORML advisory board.
6. Marc Emery (@marcscottemery)
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Nicknamed the “Prince of Pot,” Marc Emery is a Canadian cannabis activist and politician. He has been active in the New Democratic Party; the Freedom Party of Canada; the Unparty; the Marijuana Party of Canada; and the Marijuana Party and the Green Party of British Columbia. Most notably, he was recently released from a five-year sentence in a federal prison for selling mail-order cannabis seeds into the U.S.
7. Jodie Emery (@jodieemery)
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The “Prince of Pot” is naturally married to the “Princess of Pot,” Jodie Emery. Co-owner of Cannabis Culture magazine, Pot TV and the retail store Cannabis Culture Headquarters, she’s an active player in the political scene, even finding time to file a nomination for the federal Liberal Party in the riding of Vancouver East in 2014.
8. Bill Maher (@billmaher)
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The infamous television host and controversial comedian of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher sits on the MPP Advisory Board. He’s incredibly candid about his cannabis use, once saying, “Look, I have never made a secret of the fact that I have tried marijuana…about 50,000 times.”
9. Tommy Chong (@tommychong)
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The Chong in Cheech and Chong, actor, comedian and musician Tommy Chong has been a marijuana activist and supports legalizing cannabis usage. He is a regular contributor to Cannabis Culture Magazine and sits on the NORML and MPP advisory boards as well.
10. Adam Carolla (@adamcarolla)
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Carolla, a television and radio host, has long been an advocate for marijuana reform. The three-time New York Times bestselling author sits on the MPP Advisory Board and is a regular at cannabis-related fundraisers and events.
11. Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling (@jackiemartling)
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This ever-popular comedian, comedy writer and radio host is a heavy supporter of the MPP and sits on their Advisory Board. He is famously quoted of saying, “Our government’s declared war on innocent, responsible Americans, just because they choose to use marijuana in the privacy of their own homes. MPP is an important leader in the fight to end this insanity, and it’s about time I got into that fight.”
12. Justin Meerkat (@gethighcom)
The co-founder of GetHigh.com and vaporizertemp.com is a passionate marijuana activist and educator based in San Diego. His twitter feed consists of marijuana culture, humor, facts and business tips.
13. Doug Benson (@dougbenson)
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Stand-up comedian and outspoken marijuana enthusiast Doug Benson hosts video podcast Getting Doug With High, where he invites guests to recreationally smoke marijuana with him at 4:20pm. Benson interviews and discusses topics (mostly related to bud) and finishes the show with a magic trick.
14. Russ Belville (@radicalruss)
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This activist, musician, writer, public speaker and talk show host for 420 Radio brings comedy and information to his conversations and Twitter feed. Make sure to tune into the Russ Belville Show too.
15. Seth Rogen (@sethrogen)
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The Interview star Seth Rogen may be the most popular stoner in show business. Rogen is known to enjoy his fair share of cannabis and his Twitter account is a mix of comedy and his favorite plant. Rogen is also a member of NORML.
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