Ken Gorman, murdered marijuana advocate -- and pro-pot album producer?

Categories: Marijuana, Media

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Ken Gorman suggested smoking one for Santa.
Every subculture deserves its own soundtrack -- sure. But a Christmas album that displays Santa, Rudolf and friends stoned? That seems a bit much... unless you're Ken Gorman.

Gorman, the emphatic rabble-rousing pot activist who was the subject of "High Times," this week's feature, also dabbled in the music industry before he was murdered Feb. 17, 2007.

His magnum opus: 2002's It's a Cannabis Christmas.

With songs like "Angels We Have Heard are High" and "I'm Dreaming of When Weed's Legal" contributed from various unlisted artists, Cannabis Christmas didn't exactly smoke its way to the top of the charts. In fact, Gorman was its main distributor, selling it out of his home or through his slipshod website,

But we've got all nine tracks for your listening pleasure. One caveat: You might actually have to be high to enjoy some of these tunes.

On the CD jacket, Gorman wrote that the proceeds from the album would be dedicated to the "outright legalization of marijuana for any purpose you see fit." No one can say for sure where the money went, but knowing Ken Gorman, weed was definitely involved.

Ken Gorman's "It's a Cannabis Christmas"

Warning! This CD contains naughty language!

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My attitude towards Gorman as a Marijuana Legalization hero was ALWAYS hindered by his totally ridiculous rallies he would hold at the capitol. I strongly felt his rallies were 'allowed' due to the nearly absolute disorganization and mess each and every one, turned out to ultimately be. He failed to properly educate and REGISTER VOTERS and acted like a 17 yr old smoking for the 1st time.

Is there any questions WHY nothing seriously was accomplished w/ legalization til years AFTER his murder in 2007 ? Not to this Capitol Hill / Denver native. I just hope the crime wasn't in anyway politically motivated. Violence & marijuana should NEVER be associated & WOULDN'T be if the wild growing weed weren't illegal at ANY level or in ANY of the 50 states !

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Will they ever solve this murder ?


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