California NORML regrets to report that Jane Weirick died this morning, October 25th, 2005.
Jane was a tireless and dedicated worker for the cause of cannabis reform. She was co-founder of the SF Patients Resource Center at 350 Divisadero, which set a model for MMJ cooperatives in SF after closure of Dennis Peron's club. She went on to found the Hayward Patients' Resource Center, working successfully with local officials to establish one of the first city agreements to permit dispensaries to operate. She was a leading advocate for responsible self-regulation of dispensaries and was known for her devotion to her friends, patients, and customers.
Jane had been incapacitated by a mysterious nerve disorder for the past year. According to her doctor, she may have suffered an allergic reaction from exposure to a pesticide that was sprayed on medicine she handled. She died peacefully and unexpectedly.
Deepest sympathies to Jane's husband, Ray, her daughter, Jessica, and her many friends and comrades. She will be sorely missed.
- Dale Gieringer, Cal NORML