Ted Smith

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Ted is the author of Hempology 101: The History and Uses of Cannabis Sativa and president of the International Hempology 101 Society.  Since first learning of Reefer Madness, he has taken a keen interest in the historical uses and prohibition of cannabis.  Over the years, Ted has read countless books and articles on the long relationship between humans and cannabis. He is the publisher of the Cannabis Digest newspaper, Canada’s largest publication on the subject.  In Jan 1996, Ted founded the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, the oldest medical cannabis dispensary in the world.  After his employee Owen Smith was arrested baking cookies in 2009, he helped manage the case to the Supreme Court of Canada.  Recently Ted has joined NORML Canada in an attempt to better coordinate legal challenges across the country.  Seen in the movie, Kid Cannabis, he has organized cannabis conventions across the country, coordinating or participating in approximately 3,800 rallies, meetings, press conferences and other events.

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