Senator Wiener Adjourns California State Senate in Memory of Cannabis Activist Dennis Peron

January 30, 2018

Sacramento  –  Yesterday, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) adjourned the California State Senate in memory of cannabis activist Dennis Peron, who died on Saturday at the age of 71. Wiener honored Peron for his leadership in the cannabis legalization movement, particularly for how he dedicated himself to helping people living with HIV.

“Dennis Peron was a hero,” said Senator Wiener. “He fought for the health needs of people living with HIV during a very dark period - when our federal government not only abandoned us but was hostile toward us. Dennis was willing to put his own freedom on the line to help people access medical cannabis. Dennis will go down in history for his work, and we all mourn his passing.”

Senator Wiener’s comments from the Senate floor can be viewed here: