Yesterday, August 31, 2013, brought the entire medical marijuana movement to a stop with the tragic news that one of their own, a well known woman known as “Jenny Kush” was killed in a DUI accident in Colorado.
The comments have come pouring in via various social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.
Some of the most moving comments included:
“Today we lost a passionate MMJ/MJ activist, Jenny Kush. R.I.P., Jenny”.
"Stunned disbelief! Just heard the news that we have lost a dear member of our community Jenny Kush. She and Rev Jeremy Charles were in a head-on collision with a drunk driver who was going the wrong way in the HOV lane. Jenny did not survive her injuries. Please keep Jenny and Rev Jeremy in your thoughts and prayers. We are all saddened by this tragedy." ~ Activist Rx MaryJane
According to the Memorial site on Facebook, “The beautiful and courageous, Jenny Kush, was killed by a drunk driver. Her life was spent promoting awareness and spreading the truth about Marijuana, a safer alternative to the "legal" drug that has stolen her life”.
“The woman who was driving made a decision to consume a dangerous drug and then get behind the wheel of an dangerous machine. Jenny lost her life because of that dangerous decision”.
“Jenny was a founding member of our group, Moms for Marijuana International, back when we were on MySpace several years ago. She helped start the first Colorado chapter before she moved on to pursue activism through other local opportunities. She was a dedicated Cannabis Warrior, and her light will be missed in this life”.
“Jenny leaves behind a grieving family who are stricken with sudden the loss of her in their life. To help aid her husband and children through this difficult time, we are raising funds to send to them directly”.
Please help however you can!
In addition, comments on from the Jenny Kush Memorial Fund on Facebook have been equally emotional.
"Remember today @ 3pm central time we are going to be doing the Auction for one of our Zii tubes. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE MEMORIAL OF Jenny Kush. Lets help get this amazing mini-tube from Zii into someones hand at a steal and to help a greater cause. This is a great chance to capitalize on a heady and make the burden on a family's shoulders just a little less heavy. Our hearts and minds are with JENNY KUSH's family and friends".
"By that age, having reached so many people seemingly around the US (and perhaps further), I certainly this weekend celebrate the life of Jenny Kush. Her work with the radio and with MJ certainly had (is still obviously having) a great impression and people like her, the good ones,.......are dearly missed......"
"A great and tragic American Story looking for another life in Colorado knowingly marijuana is safer than alcohol yet taken from the alcohol itself, making that she gave her life for the movement. Were so sorry Jenny! She wAS A CLOSE FRIEND TO ALL OF US and that is what is so difficult because you were our close personal friend. Thanks for all that you gave. A life time achievement acknowledgement goes to you".
"Today we are saddened by the news of loosing one of our own. As life goes on and our friends or family members are taken from us, these times in life never get any easier. Regardless if you was best friends, mother, son, father, cousin, or even just passed them in the store. No one deserves to be taken early. As a result of what is legal in the great US of A, Jenny Kush was taken from us. Jenny and her boyfriend were hit by a drunk driver last night on their way home. Us here up at TheGlass HouseTx did not get the chance to know Jenny as well as Paul Garrett. But from what we do know about Jenny from the outrageous, and hilarious stories that Paul would tell us. Jenny was one of those people that lit up any room she walked into. Dependable and a true one of a kind, which not a lot of people are anymore. With our hearts heavy, throats choked and fighting the anger, we here in the DFW while wishing the best for JENNY KUSH's family that was left behind. We are going to be doing a Facebook Auction starting Sunday 9/1, tomorrow. We are going to be Auctioning off one of our Zii mini tubes. ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS AUCTION ARE BEING DONATED TO THE MEMORIAL OF JENNY KUSH! May Jenny rest in peace and may God Bless her family. If there's anything we can do please contact Brad Gardner, or Paul to get in contact with us".
Stalina M Saleeby
"I.am so sorry r.I.p"
In honor of Jenny, her activism and her family, please consider contributing to the Jenny Kush Memorial Fund (click this link).
Suggested donations are $4.20.