At the 14th High Times Cannabis Cup, Vivian McPeak received the Freedom Fighter of the Year Award 2001.
Vivian McPeak is a Pacific Northwest based musician and social justice activist. As the executive director of the world's largest cannabis policy reform rally, the Seattle Hempfest, McPeak has helped influence regional cannabis policies.
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.