From the Article:
He helped thousands of people with HIV get medical marijuana.
Source: Dennis Peron, the gay ‘Father of Medical Marijuana,’ passes away / LGBTQ Nation
I posted this because it dovetails into my interests.
Firstly, I think we are always at risk for losing our history in the LGBT community. Dennis Peron did what he could to help people that had HIV, often in times when the medical community didn’t. We shouldn’t forget that.
Secondly, I’m the first person to point out that half the medical claims for Pot’s usefulness are probably crap puffed up by wishful thinking. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t good verifiable benefits out there. Pain management and increasing appetite are some of those benefits. Plus, making people with chronic illnesses feel better emotionally by removing some of the anxiety, depression, and fear is invaluable.