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Father Of Medical Marijuana Dies At 72

Dennis Peron died on Saturday in a San Francisco hospital. He was 72. Person was the cannabis activist who fired up the movement to legalize medical marijuana in California.
He was also a prominent figure in San Francisco’s gay community. Peron was credited as a pioneer in recognizing the health benefits of pot during the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. His brother Jeffrey Peron remembered him on Facebook as, “A man that changed the world.
Peron helped push through a San Francisco ordinance that allowed the use of medical marijuana. That was seen as a precursor to the statewide legalization of medical pot in 1996.
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