Mason TvertAt the 25th High Times Cannabis Cup, Mason Tvert  received the Freedom Fighter of the Year Award 2012.

Mason Tvert is co-founder and executive director of Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) and coauthor of Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People To Drink? He coordinated the successful ballot initiatives in Denver in 2005 and 2007, which removed all penalties for adult marijuana possession and designated marijuana possession as the city’s lowest law enforcement priority.

The High Times Freedom Fighters was a marijuana legalization group started in 1987. They injected life into the legalization movement, forged a new generation of activists, and created a number of events around the country.  After the group disbanded, High Times continued to name a Freedom Fighter of the Month in every issue of the magazine, as well as an annual Freedom Fighter of the Year, who is always crowned at the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.


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