Steve Bloom

Steve is 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 and speakers for the Union Square Park component of the event.

Troy Smit

A drug policy reform activist, Troy 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

Ice is undoubtedly "the secret sauce behind the boss" as a project manager and event strategist. A boutique business expert, she manages large and small-scale projects from start to finish including high-level strategic planning, management and execution of daily tasks. She's also n experienced on-air host known for her high energy, funny and entertaining personality. Eager to continuously excel, she is excellent audience engagement with 5+ years of experience building brand and community across all platforms. 


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.

Ryan Lepore

In addition to being on the NYCCPR board, he's executive director of the board of NYC NORML.


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

Tanya Osbourne

She works with Women Grow and the Cannadiva Community.

Leo Bridgewater


David Holland



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