By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services | Arizona Daily Star
The head of Progressive Insurance, who died last Saturday, was a major reason why Arizona now has a medical-marijuana law.
Peter Lewis contributed $330,000 of his own money to the first successful ballot measure in 1996. That made him the third-largest single contributor to the $1.6 million campaign, behind the $480,000 from John Sperling, president of Apollo Group and founder of the University of Phoenix, and $430,000 from investor George Soros.
He kicked in more than $400,000 more two years later, to once again get voters to enact the same law after the Legislature unilaterally overturned what voters had approved earlier.
Statement by Ryan Hurley, director of the Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Dept.: “Mr. Lewis was a tireless advocate for the rights of patients to have safe and secure access to medical cannabis. He will be missed but his legacy lives on in each and every medical cannabis patient.”
If you’d like to discuss medical marijuana, contact Ryan Hurley, director of the Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Dept. email@example.com