Cannabis oil activist Alex Beizart, who has died aged 54, spoke at last month’s 420 rally (above).
Johnny Keenan writes:
Today we say farewell to Alex Baizert. A true activist for the cause of cannabis oil for medicinal use and a supporter for the use of cannabis in general.
Alex was a considerate gentleman with a great sense of humour. He suffered with a brain tumor and campaigned for the legalisation of cannabis oil because it worked in easing the symptom of his condition: epileptic seizures.
Because he was such a supporter of countless campaigns and gave personal support to other campaigners he knew all the relevant people associated with the cannabis movement.
He wrote to all the TDs, senators and councillors in the country to make them aware of the benefits of cannabis oil for medicinal use.
He always spoke articulately eloquently diplomatically and passionately. Articulating to the point where The Oireachtas Health Committee had to listen to this voice of reason.
He was granted a licence to gain cannabis oil only last week.
Instead of taking his medicine and going home he promised to continue to campaign for other people who needed the same medicine.
Unfortunately Alex had a bad fall on Friday, April 27.
He passed away on last Sunday at Lourdes Hospital Drogheda. His funeral took place today at a crematorium in Dublin.
The compassionate and cannabis community of Ireland want to extend our deepest condolences to Alex’s family and close friends.
If you are in Drogheda this evening (after 5pm) Nolan’s Bar will play host to remember and pay great respects to a friend and hero. Donations can be made here
His kind heart, mind and spirit will never be forgotten by the people he met and helped along his journey.
Previously: In Awe Of Vera