By: Ben G. Rowin
For the past few months, I have been seeing the Freedom Fighters clothing line all over and had a chance to meet the owner at Cheba Hutâ€™s 420 party. I was moved by their story and how Freedom Fighters came to be and wanted to take a moment to let the NUG readers know about this organization.
Freedom Fighters Clothing represents a higher learning and respectful consciousness of the Cannabis Culture. The company was started to honor a fallen Freedom Fighter, the ownerâ€™s brother. Fighting for your freedoms and the freedoms of others is the idea that NUG was built on. Whether it is the fight for the freedom to utilize an herb instead of prescription medications, or the right to love and marry the person of your choice regardless of race, creed, or gender, we support those who have the strength to stand up!
I had RusSkull of Freedom Fighters send me some information about their company and backgroundâ€¦
Freedom Fighters is a movement that brings awareness and support to the cannabis community by creating controversial artwork and clothing designs, reaching the masters empowered by the new generation of hardcore Freedom Fighters.
Freedom Fighters Clothing was established in 2007, in honor of Jens Trevor Russell and all the Freedom Fighters here and gone. On 6-23-06, Jens joined the angels on his 22nd birthday. He was the passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a mystery car accident. He donated his liver, kidneys, and heart valves to save three peopleâ€™s lives.
He had just gotten out of prison on cannabis charges, but had been in and out of jail and prison for years of his life because of cannabis related incidents. He always said, â€œAs long as Iâ€™m alive, I will fight for freedom for the plant.â€ He also included, â€œNobody should be in jail or prison for using freedom, save tax dollars for the real criminals.â€
A substitute word for cannabis became â€œfreedomâ€ because that was what we would use to escape a rough life and feel free. That is how Freedom Fighters Clothing came to be. After his death, I dedicated my life to the cannabis community. With every step forward and new friends made through Freedom Fighters Clothing, I know it puts a smile on my lil broâ€™s face. One cool thing some may want to know is that we use real cannabis leaves to create a lot of our designs. Iâ€™m still looking for the right person to help design the website, but I hope to have it up and running by the end of August. Â Thank you to NUG Magazine and all the supporters of Freedom Fighters Clothing. One love, and peace to those at war. Â â€“ RusSkull