Oregon Medical Marijuana Advocate Jim Greig, Of Eugene, Dies | Oregonlive.com

Greig was raised in California, moved to Oregon 15 years ago and became politically active around 2004, Judi Greig said. Hewould travel to the state Capitol to advocate on behalf of marijuana reform. In 2012, he helped organize Oregons medical marijuana community around the candidacy of Ellen Rosenblum, who went onto become Attorney General, said John Sajo, a longtime marijuana activist in Oregon. Rosenblum defeated former federal prosecutor Dwight Holton, widely viewed by marijuana advocates as hostile to the medical marijuana program. Rosenblum on Tuesday released a statement to The Oregonian calling Greig “a passionate and kind person who truly benefited from the ability to have safe and legal access to medical marijuana to treat his condition. I will miss him.” Sajo said Greig was a savvy and knowledgeable spokesman for the states marijuana community.
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