At the 24th High Times Cannabis Cup, Debby Goldsberry received the Freedom Fighter of the Year Award 2011.
With 25 years of experience Debby Goldsberry was a pioneer of the modern medical cannabis industry. She co-founded the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) medical cannabis collective in 1999, which she directed for 11 years. During this time BPG became the industry’s premier model dispensary, inspiring others to replicate this patient-based, community minded enterprise. Ms. Goldsberry also co-founded several industry non-profit organizations, and currently serves on the steering committee of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).
The High Times Freedom Fighters was a marijuana legalization group started in 1987. They injected life into the legalization movement, forged a new generation of activists, and created a number of events around the country. After the group disbanded, High Times continued to name a Freedom Fighter of the Month in every issue of the magazine, as well as an annual Freedom Fighter of the Year, who is always crowned at the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.