Living in the "Live Free or Die Trying" State
Dan Stockwell has Asperger's Syndrome and has cultivated and self-medicated with his own cannabis for more than 30 years. Dan's cannabis use has been an on-going act of civil disobedience in a U.S. state (NH) that has been very slow in accepting cannabis reform.
Dan understands firsthand how cannabis can be used for breakthrough relief for anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, perseverant thinking and suicidal ideation.
Dan has come to realize many healthful benefits that come with using and consuming the cannabis plant over an extended period of time.
Dan considers it his personal mission to share with others his knowledge of the real health properties of the cannabis plant.
In Dan's time he has come to develop his own unique genetic pool of cannabis cultivars. For now, however, Dan is shut out of the cannabis industry with few avenues to connect with others relating to the subject. The politics are not conducive to Dan sharing his important knowledge.
Dan could not remain silent about what he knew was so critical for his own health and well-being. Access to safe cannabis. The only way to assure this was to cultivate it for himself and do it as an act of civil disobedience in spite of his cannabis intolerant state.
Dan has worked in the areas of public education, social work, corporate retail. He is a husband, parent, and homeowner. These are all things that Dan continues to risk to this day until the federal restriction on cannabis in the USA is lifted.
Dan has been a member of Americans For Safe Access (ASA) since 2014.
Dan first became a NH citizen lobbyist for ASA in 2015 when he attended the ASA Unity conference in Washington DC. With the skills and confidence Dan acquired through the ASA conference, Dan returned to his home state of NH and gave testimony at medical cannabis hearings in the NH Senate.
Dan was also invited to and spoke for several progressive organizations in N.H. about access to cannabis medicine as an important adjunct or alternative to the current struggling healthcare system.