At the 13th High Times Cannabis Cup, Keith Stroup received the Freedom Fighter of the Year Award 2000. Keith Stroup is an attorney and founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
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.