LAS VEGAS – July 29, 2022 – Cannabis Conference, the industry’s leading educational and expo event for plant-touching cannabis businesses, taking place Aug. 23-25 at Paris Las Vegas, is pleased to announce the Day 1 Keynote: “What It Takes to Make a Movement: A Conversation with Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris.”
Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris are legendary human rights activists, whose tireless work since the late 1980s has been instrumental in educating people around the world about the benefits of cannabis and hemp legalization.
Conrad has testified more than 350 times as an expert witness on cannabis cases in state, military and federal criminal and civil courts while consulting on thousands of legal cannabis cases. He portrayed “Johnny Marijuanaseed” on PBS, edited Jack Herer’s landmark book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” (1990) and was co-founder and first president of the Hemp Industries Association. Conrad authored “Hemp: Lifeline to the Future” (1993) detailing the economic, health and environmental processes of using cannabis hemp to “save the Earth,” as well as “Hemp for Health” (1997), which introduced readers to CBD, Ayurvedic ganja, hempseed nutrition and cannabinoid micro-dosing. He also published “Cannabis Yields and Dosage,” which used federal research to explain the fundamentals of marijuana cultivation, processing and use. His latest book is “The Newbie’s Guide to Cannabis and the Industry.”
As director of the Cannabis Consumers Campaign, Norris advocates for consumers to come out of the (cannabis) closet to end the stigma and stand up for their equal rights. From 1995 to 2002, she worked to