Stanford is an award winning cannabis grower in Oregon and has grown and given away over 6,000 pounds of free cannabis to sick and dying patients since 1999.
Paul Stanford has been a cannabis activist for over 40 years. Stanford was the director and spokesperson for the 2012 statewide vote to legalize marijuana in Oregon, Ballot Measure 80, and its sponsor, CRRH, or the Campaign for the Restoration & Regulation of Hemp. He is an international cannabis conference speaker at cannabis events across the United States and in Spain, Japan, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Argentina. Stanford worked on Oregon's 1986 marijuana initiative vote, the second time in United States history that a state voted to legalize marijuana. Stanford started Tree Free EcoPaper and imported and sold hemp paper and fabric from China between 1988 & 1997. In 1996, Stanford began producing and hosting a weekly cable TV show in Portland called Cannabis Common Sense, which continues today on cable TV and the Internet, with over 1,060 episodes. Stanford founded THCF, The Hemp & Cannabis Foundation, in 1999 and began working with doctors to help medical marijuana patients obtain state authorizations. THCF Medical Clinics has helped over 270,000 people become legal, licensed medical marijuana patients, with offices in Oregon, Washington state, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Arizona and Michigan. Stanford has also written articles in High Times magazine and for a compilation book that Ed Rosenthal edited called Hemp Today. Stanford is an award winning cannabis grower in Oregon and has grown and given away over 6,000 pounds of free cannabis to sick and dying patients since 1999. Stanford worked with Jack Herer on the first (1985) and subsequent editions of Herer's seminal hemp manifesto, The Emperor Wears No Clothes. He is an expert witness on cannabis, testifying in dozens of court cases in Oregon, Washington State, Michigan and Hawaii.