High History / Part XXXIV / The Godfather Of Weed

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He began his days in San Francisco as a Pot Dealer in the late ’60’s, arriving from a stint in Vietnam loaded with two pounds of Asian weed in his duffel bag.

He realized the Medicinal Efficacy of cannabis was a way for the shunned plant to reclaim credibility. In 1991, he organized and got medical #Marijuana measure Prop and passed in San Francisco with 79 percent of the vote.

Counterpart declared him, The Indispensable Leader of the Marijuana Movement in 2013, as part of acknowledging, he receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at that year’s Emerald Cup held in Sonoma County.


So Who Was The Godfather Of Weed ?

  • He is Dennis Robert Peron (April 8, 1945 – January 27, 2018), he was an American LGBT Activist and businessman, who was the figurehead for the legality for the legalization throughout the 1990s

  • He was born in the Bronx, New York City, into an Italian-American Family and grew up in Long Island.

  • He served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive, and moved to the Castro District, after the war where he became an active Yippie and organized smoke-ins.

  • He supported gay activist Harvey Milk, a former Long Island resident,who won an elected seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.

  • He represents the struggles of LGBTQ in America, Rise of Medical Marijuana in America.


Dennis Peron & Weed

  • He sold cannabis in the Castro and advocated for Medical Cannabis, as he saw how patients with AIDS benefited from it.

  • He cofounded the Cannabis Buyers Club, the first public cannabis dispensary. His marijuana businesses were raided by authorities in 1978 and 1990.


  • In 1993, Peron and Brownie Mary jointly released a cookbook with recipes for Cannabis Edibles.

  • In 1996, Dan Lungren, state attorney general, ordered another bust of Peron's Club, which allowed the club to reopen.

  • In 1998, Peron ran in the Republican primary for California governor against his rival.


  • Peron has voiced support for Decriminalization of all Marijuana Use as he believes the herb is medicinal just as food is and thus should be available to those who want to benefit from it.

  • He does not believe that Recreational Use of Marijuana exists and that all people who use marijuana are using it medicinally.


Known as The Godfather of Weed, Dennis opened doors for Medicinal Cannabis and paved way for the legal environment that we celebrate.

The Grow Sisters & Dennis Peron

The Story of Dennis Peron


Reference & Photos / Wikipedia / Thecannabist / Washingtonpos /

Before Prohibition, when #Cannabis plants grew freely, many of Notable People throughout #History, created necessary contributions to the event of common Cannabis Usage, throughout the ages, from ancient civilizations, to queens, to presidents, to emperors. So, if missed out one celebrity of High History Series,

feel free to check :

Ramesses The Great / William Shakespeare / James Monroe / Queen Victoria / Marijuana Inside The Tomb / Hua Tuo / William Brooke O'Shaughnessy / Herodotus, Democritus & Dioscorides / Ottoman Empire / Cannabis Club / Henry VIII & Elizabeth I / St.Hildegard Von Bingen / Louisa May Alcott / Queen Hatshepsut / Scythians & Herodotus / Maya Angelou / Isak Dinesen / Margaret Mead / Carolus Linnaeus / Jean Baptiste Lamarck / Joan of Arc / Friedrich Nietzsche / Andre Breton / Christopher Columbus / Carl Edward Sagan / Oscar Wilde / John F. Kennedy / Pablo Picasso / Benjamin Franklin / Aleister Crowley / Mark Twain / Fitz Hugh Ludlow / Ford's High Car /

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The one who begun it all. The one who sparked the fight for our freedom. May he live long and high.

Amazing. A legend and I’d never heard of him ... the Vietnam connection is wonderful too

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Another great ,informative post.Thanks.

Loved the info here, seriously i dint knew about the father of weed till know.. Thanks :)

My favorite post yet. A legend and Truth Teller✌️💚& #FTP