Reverence for the Reverend (Episode 9)
Reverence for the Reverend – Featuring Medical Marijuana Pioneer & POW OG Eddy Lepp (Episode 9). In the latest edition of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with one of our nation’s most beloved and beleaguered medical marijuana growers and activists, OG Eddy Lepp. In the late 1990s-early 2000s, he ran the largest medical cannabis grow in history, Eddy’s Medicinal Garden. Lepp opens up about his Rastafari religious ministry, the raid of his farm (the largest individual bust in DEA history), his friendships with fellow legalization icons like Jack Herer and Dennis Peron, and his current battle with cancer.
Charles “Eddy” Lepp is one of the most famous and revered pot POWs in America. As an activist, he traveled the world with his best friend Jack Herer and worked closely with Dennis Peron to help get Proposition 215 passed. He was the first person to be arrested and charged for operating a medical cannabis collective under Prop 215 and spent over eight years in prison. In 2004, he was named High Times’ Freedom Fighter of the Year, and in 2017 was awarded their Lester Grinspoon Award for Lifetime Achievement.
To make a donation to Eddy’s medical fund, please visit www.gofundme.com/eddyleppneedsyou
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