Richard G. Miller is a third-generation cannabis cultivator who has been involved with agriculture from an early age. In 1982 he received an opportunity through a grant to work at the University of Oregon in the horticulture department on a research project for Aquaponics, tomatoes and cross pollination. This was when he realized that horticulture and activism would play an intricate role in his life. He has continued his quest ever since.
Richard has long recognized the therapeutic value of medical cannabis. He has been involved since 1991, working with San Francisco’s HIV and AIDS community. After the passing of Proposition 215 in 1996, he began advocating for medical cannabis patient’s rights. Richard believes that research is very necessary and is long overdue at the state and federal level.
A diligent proponent of patient rights, support and advocacy, Richard brings a multi layered expertise to the field of medical cannabis. When not lobbing at the capitol, city hall, the county, or with local law enforcement, he is educating patients on health, education and their legal rights. Richard holds title as Vice President of Sacramento NORML, and Co-Chair of the Sacramento Americans for Safe Access (ASA), Safe Access Sacramento, Legislative Liaison for American Alliance for Medical Cannabis
El Dorado County (AAMC), and the Patient Advocacy Director of Crusaders for Patients’ Rights of Sacramento. Richard’s commitment to service reflects his belief that, “Together, we can make a difference.”