Per my friend and sister Larisa in our cannabis struggle on the passing of Ken Gorman July 12, 1946 – February 17, 2007.
9 years ago today, my mentor and one of the boldest and most courageous people I know, was assassinated in his home.
Yes, assassinated. Someone walked in his home and shot him in the chest, leaving his weed and money behind.
His murder is still virtually unsolved with police stating that the primary suspect is in jail on other charges.
Even more tragic is that today, most people do not know who he is, which is literally the godfather of the cannabis movement in Colorado.
He made the noise and gathered the attention to the cause that would first collect enough signatures to get Amendment 20 on the ballot through his 420 Rally,
which served as the foundation for the Denver 420 Rally today. Up until 2 years ago, I had been volunteering for the 420 Rally since 2002, my last year of
volunteering culminating with his daughter and I, along with other people he had mentored through the years, spreading his ashes around a tree by the stage.
He lives on in our passion for ensuring that liberty and reason lead the way in not only drug policy, but in all areas of our lives.
Please take a moment of silence tonight for Ken and his legacy.
AMEN AND AMEN Larisa. THERE SHOULD BE A STATUE OF HIM IN DENVER CIVIC PARK!
(Photo 1994 Denver Civic Center Park)