Steve Bloom

Publisher of and former editor of High Times and Freedom LeafHe’s also co-author of Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language & Life and Reefer Movie Madness: The Ultimate Stoner Film Guide. As a board member of the NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally since 2018, he coordinates music, speakers and sponsors for the Union Square Park component of the event.

Noah Potter

An attorney and drug policy consultant, he’s the co-founder and executive director of New Yorkers for Mental Health Alternatives, author of the New Amsterdam Psychedelic Law Blog, a member and former chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Drugs and the Law. After acting for several years as the general manager of the NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally beginning in 2011, this board member now serves as coordinator of government relations, political speakers outreach and Parade management. 

Troy Smit

A drug policy reform activist, he's the deputy director of Empire State NORML, legislative director for New Yorkers for Mental Health Alternatives, and founder of Long Island NORML.  After joining the planning team for the parade in 2011, he currently serves as a board member of the NYC Cannabis Parade and handles logistics.

Ice Dawson

Part of the TCC Media team with her sisters Imani and Dasheeda, she's also involved with C.E.A.S.E.


A filmmaker, record producer web developer and visual artist working in a variety of mediums, he’s been organizing, stage managing and fundraising for the NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally since 2012.

Kym B

She and her business partner created TribeTokes, a sexy smoke and vape brand. She produces the NYC Cannabis PArade & Rally after-party.


 Public Relations by Stu Zakim for Bridge Strategic Communications

• Logos by Mark Forscher for Under After

• Flyer by Jyl Ferris for Ferris Design