Dennis Peron at the San Francisco Cannabis Cultivators’ Club.

Dennis Peron at the San Francisco Cannabis Cultivators’ Club, Jan. 10, 1997. Peron, who openly dealt pot from his “supermarket” on Castro Street in San Francisco during the 1970s before leading a successful campaign to legalize medical marijuana in California two decades later, died Jan. 27, 2018, at a hospital in the city. He was 71. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Dennis Peron at the San Francisco Cannabis Cultivators’ Club, Jan. 10, 1997. Peron, who openly dealt pot from his “supermarket” on Castro Street in San Francisco during the 1970s before leading a successful campaign to legalize medical marijuana in California two decades later, died Jan. 27, 2018, at a hospital in the city. He was 71. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)