Category Archives: Drug War Reformers’ Memorial

This Section is dedicated to the supporters of cannabis reform who did not survive to see the end of Prohibition.

Ralph Sherrow, co-founder of Safe Access Now (SAN)

Born: 9/25/1940; Died 6/21/2011 Obituary for Ralph Sherrow Co-founder of Safe Access Now (SAN) The ever-cantankerous Ralph Sherrow of Hayward, CA, passed away June 21, 2011 from complications due to leukemia. Sherrow was a medical marijuana patient and activist who … Continue reading

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Bob Wilson: Hayward Hempery

Supported both hemp and medical marijuana Obituary: Born 1950; Died May 23, 2009 Bob Wilson, California activist and founder of Hayward’s first hemp store – and later its medical cannabis club – the Hayward Hempery, died May 23, 2009 at … Continue reading

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Eric Heimstadt, AKA Seraph

Obituary April 9, 1949 – April 17, 2009 Prominent patient advocate and provider Eric Heimstadt, AKA Seraph, succumbed to a long struggle with cancer and died on April 17, 2009, surrounded by family and friends. He served on the Humboldt … Continue reading

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Mae Nutt: “Grandma Marijuana”

Co-Founder of Patients Out of Time, Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics Obituary: Born June 28, 1921; Died Jan. 1, 2008 Grandma Marijuana in a scene from the film, Waiting to Inhale, http://www.waitingtoinhale.org/ Antelope, CA: Mrs. Mae Nutt, “Grandma Marijuana”, passed January … Continue reading

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Dr. John Beresford: LSD pioneer

Obituary: Died Sept. 2, 2007 Another champion of the right to freedom of consciousness has left this earth. Dr. John Beresford made a point of visiting psychedelic prisoners behind bars to remind them he had not forgotten them. Many Drug … Continue reading

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Dr. Tod Mikuriya: Pioneer cannabis physician

Co-author of Prop 215, California’s Medical Marijuana Initiative Obituary: Born Sept. 20, 1933; Died May 20, 2007 Tod Hiro Mikuriya, MD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the therapeutic use of cannabis, died on Sunday after a multi-year battle … Continue reading

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Share Parker: Seattle Hempfest

Share Parker Obituary: Born 1951; Died Dec. 4, 2006 Seattle Hempfest’s treasurer, steering committee member and 5-Star General, Share Parker, passed away Dec. 4 2006 after battling ovarian cancer for a year and a half. Share Parker 1951-2006 We will … Continue reading

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Dr. Mike Alcalay: Physician activist

Dr. Mike Alcalay, MD: Longtime Bay Area AIDS activist, medi cannabis advocate Obituary: Born 1941; Died Nov. 18, 2006 Longtime cannabis reform advocate and cannabis-consultant / physician Michael Alcalay, MD, passed away on Nov. 18, 2006 in Oakland, CA. He … Continue reading

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Norman Vroman: Emerald Triangle DA

Born Dec. 14, 1936, Died: Sept. 21, 2006 Mendocino County California’s famous cannabis-friendly district attorney Norman Vroman, 69, passed away suddenly on Sept. 21, 2006 just weeks before he stood for reelection as county DA. Vroman became  DA in 1998, … Continue reading

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Lynn Zimmer: Author, researcher

Co-author of Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts Obituary: Born 1947; Died June 30, 2006 Dr. Lynn Zimmer, cannabis researcher and long-time associate of Dr. John Morgan, with whom she wrote the landmark book, Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts, passed on June 30, … Continue reading

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