Jimmy Morrison studied Economics and Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa, although he primarily learned economics through recordings of Murray Rothbard, Joseph Salerno, Robert Murphy, Tom Woods, Mark Thornton, and Roger Garrison lectures. He is the founder of one nonprofit and two businesses.
Morrison has filmed four Grammy winners and numerous South By Southwest and Eagle & Ivories Ragtime Festivals. He has directed numerous music videos and a concert DVD for The Color Pharmacy, a national touring band who have plays over 100 shows a year. DJ Halferty, a successful screenwriter, flew to Iowa to play the lead role in Jimmy’s first feature film, Eternal Punishment.
In 2008, Jimmy Morrison founded Iowa Patients for Medical Marijuana, which has now grown to over 3,500 members, surpassing seven similar organizations to become the largest in the state.
Jimmy successfully lobbied the Iowa Board of Pharmacy to recommend marijuana be rescheduled as a medicine, making it the first pharmacy board in the country to do so. Jimmy also worked with legislators to write and sponsor the first Iowa House bill since 1998. The Iowa Senate held their first subcommittee meeting since 1996. In 2011, the bill passed a Senate subcommittee after a hearing where Jimmy testified.
Morrison went on to work closely with former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson during his Republican candidacy for President. While campaigning with Governor Johnson along RAGBRAI, Iowa's week long bike ride across the state, Jimmy met producer Tyler Whitney and webmaster John Cruz. Six months later, Tom Woods signed onto the project. Since then, Jimmy has driven over 26,000 miles to interview 15 economists and entrepreneurs.