Prominent Marijuana Activist Killed by Drunk Driver

Jenny "Kush" Friede, a prominent Denver medical marijuana activist, was killed this weekend after a drunk driver headed the wrong way down an Interstate slammed into her car.

The driver, 27-year-old Rebecca Maez, was arrested for a DUI and vehicular homicide. According to the Denver Post Maez had previously been arrested for a DUI in 2009.

Friede and her boyfriend, Jeremy DePinto, were driving home from a concert around 1 a.m. when Maez hit their car. DePinto, who was driving, suffered injuries.

"She was trying to end the oppression over [marijuana]," DePinto said. "We'd rally at the Capitol the last Saturday of every month for years, trying to tell people that cannabis is safer than alcohol. It's ironic that it was an uninsured drunk driver that killed her."

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