Awarded And Honored People
Lester Grinspoon is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He founded the Annual Review of Psychiatry and the Harvard Mental Health Letter, of which he was editor in chief for 15 years. His interest in cannabis dates back to the 1960s, when recreational use of the plant was on the rise. Grinspoon's research began in 1967 under the assumption that cannabis was a very dangerous drug. He reached the conclusion he and the general public had been misinformed and misled and he was convinced cannabis was much less harmful than he had believed.
Ed Rosenthal (born Bronx, New York, 1944) is a California horticulturist, author, publisher, and Cannabis grower known for his advocacy for the legalization of marijuana (cannabis as a drug) use. In 2005 he received the Cannabis Culture Award in recognition of his achievements in the field of medicinal marijuana. He developed and promoted civil regulation policies for medicinal cannabis in California and his personal struggles with the American justice system have drawn attention to the irrationality of U.S. federal drug laws, and the harm and suffering those laws inflict on sick people. He is also the author of many popular informative books on growing and using cannabis. The official presentation of his award was held in Amsterdam’s Cannabis College, which has long been a cornucopia of information on all applications of cannabis and hemp.
The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum Amsterdam confers the Cannabis Culture Awards to those who have distinguished themselves in the struggle for acceptance of Cannabis in all of its forms, working to ensure that this extraordinary plant has a future where it is fully utilized and a history that is fully known.