The Canadian cannabis group has misplaced a passionate cannabis activist in Tracy Curley, who handed on the age of 46, Saturday (June 1). Tracy labored tirelessly, even by means of in poor health well being, advocating for truthful and secure entry to the medicinal advantages of cannabis.
A longtime pioneer, Curley spearheaded the motion in the direction of Canadian cannabis decriminalization whereas calling on ladies to be extra concerned, and fewer fearful, of their private and communal quests for entry and fairness.
Tracy, who referred to as herself a “affected person and advocate first,” fought on behalf of sufferers neglected by the medical system. As a medicinal client herself, she relied on cannabis to assist handle her diabetes, a illness she was identified with at six years previous.
Curley had a powerful civic wingspan, hopping from compassion golf equipment to political conferences, to entry rallies and raid protests, to media occasions and again once more. Dispelling myths and advocating for affected person help and entry to medical cannabis was her robust swimsuit, and her presence in the neighborhood will probably be sorely missed.
In the event you’re considering attending any of Tracy’s funeral companies this weekend, please see her memorial web page.
Beneath, see social media commemorate Tracy’s impression on medicinal cannabis in Canada together with notes on the legacy she’s left along with her expensive group.
Let’s not neglect our legacy. @TracyCurley420 you’re an inspiration to us all & my heroine. We’ll all the time keep in mind you and are heartbroken to listen to of your passing. Thanks for all the time being there and for fearcely risking every thing to offer entry. Relaxation in energy #weedwoman 😢😭
— (((Lisa Campbell))) (@qnp) June 2, 2019
“We’re old-timers, innovators, disruptors; wild ladies with pioneer spirits and fierce willpower. We’re medicine-makers, farmers, trimmers, social gathering makers and natural geeks. We love one another, hate one another, swear like pirates and deal with enterprise.” RIP @TracyCurley420
— Kelly Coulter (@NORML_CWA) June 2, 2019
This weekend we misplaced one in every of our greatest. For the reason that 90s, @TracyCurley420 has been a champion for sufferers and a constant voice for compassion, dignity. The braveness of some in Canada elsewhere created the spark of worldwide legalization all of us get pleasure from right this moment. #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/ihuYD8243p
— John Fowler (@john_fowler_jd) June 2, 2019
— NORML Canada (@NORMLCanada) June 2, 2019
Most of all, PLEASE proceed to advocate for dignified entry for cannabis sufferers. We misplaced somebody whose ardour, grit+work ethic have been equal to 1000 folks, we ALL now must work collectively to proceed her legacy 💚 “Properly behaved ladies not often make historical past” @TracyCurley420
— Abi Sampson (@HiHeidiHigh) June 3, 2019