Weed Warrior: Keith Stroup

In the long dark night of American politics, there are still rock’n’roll splashes of life, a burning vibe where victories are won and the cool, pungent smell of liberty fills the air. Over the last four decades, Keith Stroup, founder of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), has joined with Hunter S. Thompson, Hugh Hefner, Willie Nelson, and many more good folks in fighting the good fight. He’s got a new memoir out called It’s NORML to Smoke Pot: The 40 Year Fight for Marijuana Smokers’ Rights. Let the dead go tuxedo shopping for the establishment, or vice versa—either way, we ride.