We mourn the loss of a true industry pioneer and dear friend, Steve Fox. Steve was one of the first political professionals to enter the marijuana advocacy space. At a time when cannabis policy was just a blip on the political radar and most savvy up-and-comers were unwilling to dip a toe into the space, Steve dove in headfirst. While many viewed it as a losing cause that wasn’t worth the fight, he saw it as a cause worth fighting for until it was won.

In working to legalize and regulate cannabis for medical and adult use, Steve found a way to fight simultaneously for several of his core values: to promote justice and compassion, to advance freedom and liberty, and to nurture and inspire the human spirit. Humbly righteous, judiciously aggressive, and relentlessly ethical, he was committed to doing the right thing, doing it the right way, and doing whatever it takes to get it done.

Please consider supporting Steve’s family via their GoFundMe during their sudden loss if you are in a position to do so.