Danielle SchumacherHistory of the Cannabis Movement – Personal and Political – Danielle Schumacher

Danielle Schumacher earned a degree in Anthropology in 2004 at the University of Illinois where she co-founded chapters of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and Students for Sensible Drug Policy in 2001. While still in college, she was appointed Executive Director of Illinois NORML and held the Youth Seat on the National NORML Board of Directors.  She was named Freedom Fighter by High Times Magazine at age 22. Danielle was recruited by the Berkeley Patients Group in 2005 to head the Cannabis Action Network.  As the first Chancellor of Oaksterdam University, she worked with Richard Lee to establish America’s first cannabis college. She has served as office manager for internationally-respected authority on cannabis Chris Conrad and activist author Mikki Norris, and she is currently office manager for nationally noted physician Frank Lucido MD and nurse practitioner Maria Mangini PhD FNP.  Danielle’s newest project, THC Staffing Group, is a boutique recruiting firm whose mission is to encourage diversity in the cannabis industry.

History of the Cannabis Movement – Personal and Political

Danielle will share stories of events that shaped her passion for improving the human experience through reforming cannabis laws and perceptions.  She will combine insights from her personal activism in the cannabis movement with a historical perspective that looks at the struggle from pre-Prohibition to the present expansion of cannabis entrepreneurs within the shadow of the Prison-Industrial Complex.