Cannabis activist mourned

Published on June 3, 2019 by oz. staff

The Canadian cannabis community is mourning an icon.

Toronto’s Tracy Curley, a longtime advocate for legalization, has died.

There’s a great profile of her by Jade Ridge on Twelve High Chicks that talks about Curley’s journey and how it led to a life dedicated to increasing access to medical cannabis.

Curley was 28 when she discovered that cannabis was “a miracle cure” for symptoms she suffered due to chronic illness.

In 2004, her life of activism began when she started working at a medical marijuana dispensary in Toronto. She transitioned from dispensary work to organizing events and expanding her activism.

“Tracy had become a classy, educated, and informed Toronto cannabis icon,” says Ridge.

She regularly found a way to spread the word about weed.

There will be a memorial for her in Toronto on June 3.

Curley will be missed.