Elvy Musikka

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Elvy Musikka (born August 10, 1939 in Cali, Colombia) is an American cannabis rights activist. Musikka is one of four surviving patients enrolled in the Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program, getting marijuana from the federal government.[1][2][3]

Musikka, who uses cannabis to fight glaucoma in her left eye after going blind in her right eye despite having surgery, was arrested for growing marijuana in 1988. At her trial, Musikka's doctor testified and she was acquitted. She applied and was approved to get legal cannabis cigarettes later that year.[4][5]

Musikka was named High Times magazine's 1992 Freedom Fighter of the Year. She resides in Eugene, Oregon, and serves on the board of advisors of Voter Power.[1][3][5]


  1. ^ a b Associated Press (September 28, 2011). "4 Americans get medical pot from the feds". CBS News.
  2. ^ Lee, Martin A. (2012). "Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational, and Scientific, p. 288". Simon & Schuster.
  3. ^ a b Bloom, Steve (July 20, 2016). "Freedom Leaf Interview: Federal Medical Marijuana Patient Elvy Musikka". Freedom Leaf.
  4. ^ Givens, R. (1995). "An Incident in Kansas: An interview with Elvy Musikka and Richard Davis". totse.info.
  5. ^ a b "Awarded And Honored People: Elvy Musikka". CannabisCupWinners.com. 2013.