The sixth National Director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish non-governmental organization that advocates and acts on behalf of the Jewish people.
In 2002, Greenblatt founded Ethos Water, a premium bottled water social enterprise seeking to help children without clean water get access to it by donating a portion of their profits. It was acquired by Starbucks in 2005. Greenblatt later served as a special assistant to President Obama in the White House.
March 2, 2022 General Activism, Business/Wealth
Businessman and cannabis rights activist.
Known for his role in spearheading Initiative 71, which legalized cannabis in Washington, D.C. in 2015.
In 2000, Eidinger founded Mintwood Media Collective, which managed publicity for Dr. Bronner's Soap, a soap company who's owner and namesake was also Jewish. The company advocates for a number of social causes, one of which is the de-regulation of cannabis.
February 28, 2022 General Activism
Businessman who founded Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps. Used product labels to promote his moral and religious ideas, and belief in the goodness and unity of humanity.
Bronner promoted the decriminalization or cannabis, and donated large sums of money to causes he thought to be righteous. His soap brand continues to support and advocate for these causes today.
February 28, 2022 Business/Wealth, General Activism
An American businessman.
Founder of Men's Wearhouse, a clothing retailer with over 1,200 stores in North America, and Generation Tux, an online tuxedo and suit rental platform.
Zimmer's experience caring for his mother, who died of cancer, led him to support research and legalization of drugs such as cannabis for medical use.
Founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit organization working to end the war on drugs, as well as "Drug Policy Action", the Alliance's advocacy and political arm.
Nadelmann has been described by Rolling Stone as "The driving force for the legalization of marijuana in America". He is known as a high-profile, divisive critic and commentator on domestic and foreign drug control policies.
An Israeli scientist who was the first to isolate and achieve total synthesis of THC, the active element in cannabis that generates a "high" effect for the user.
Mechoulam first studied chemical engineering in Bulgaria in 1944, but claims to have disliked it. Later, upon immigrating to Israel in 1949, he studied chemistry. His first research experience was in the Israeli Army, working on insecticides.
Author of "Marihuana Reconsidered" and other scholarly works advocating the use of medicinal cannabis.
Played a pivotal role in advancing marijuana policy in America.
Grinspoon also played a significant part in aiding the work of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), a prominent DC nonprofit that advocates for cannabis law reform.