Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Marijuana activist Dennis Peron dies

by Cynthia Laird

(Dennis Peron. Photo: Rick Gerharter)

(Dennis Peron. Photo: Rick Gerharter)

Marijuana activist Dennis Peron, who led the charge for the passage of California’s medical cannabis ballot initiative, has died, according to his friends.

Michelle Aldrich, a longtime friend of Mr. Peron’s, posted a message on Facebook Saturday afternoon (January 27), “I am sorry to announce the passing of a dear friend, colleague, and cannabis hero, Dennis Peron. RIP brother.”

Mr. Peron, a gay man, was a driving force behind California’s Proposition 215 in 1996, which legalized medical marijuana.

The Bay Area Repoprter will have more on Mr. Peron’s passing in next week’s paper.

— Cynthia Laird, January 27, 2018 @ 5:49 pm PST
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