Chris Conrad

Chris Conrad has played a pivotal role in cannabis since the late 1980s, including hemp industries, marijuana legalization, medical, personal, commercial and religious use. With his wife, Mikki Norris, Conrad reframed the issue as author, publisher, strategist, organizer, educator, speaker, museum curator and consultant. He co-founded both the Hemp Industries Association and Human Rights and the Drug War, was instrumental in key voter initiatives and shaped California case law as an expert witness in cannabis consumption, cultivation, processing, etc. His latest book is The Newbie’s Guide to Cannabis and the Industry. Conrad teaches at Oaksterdam University and publishes and

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Quick Quebec, Canada Cannabis Tour

When Canada legalized cannabis for adults in 2018, it put industrial hemp, medical marijuana, and…

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Flash Point for Reform: Documentary Illuminates the Story of Oaksterdam

Watching American Pot Story: Oaksterdam screen on the closing night of the Oakland International Film…

Returning the Cannabis Community to its Environmental Roots

On the third Saturday of each month, my wife, Mikki Norris, and I participate in…