Advocate Robin Stransham-Ford
In April 2015 we bade farewell to our very special warrior when Robin left his long and painful battle with cancer behind and went forward into the light.
No stranger to difficult and high profile cases, Advocate Stransham-Ford became involved with The Dagga Couple case after it became evident that Cannabis Oil was an effective treatment for his cancer. With his extensive international experience, he steered the ship with characteristic insight and aplomb. Through his intimate knowledge and personal experience of this plant he made significant contributions to our legal strategy.
We continue our work with the memory of long conversations with Robin fresh in our hearts. Together with Dr Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, Adv Stransham-Ford will be remembered as a warrior for our beloved plant, right up to the end. He believed that “by doing what is right, we will overcome might.” He understood about usefulness and happiness in life, and ultimately courage and peace in death – this was a principle in which he firmly believed and this was evidenced by his final battle to enshrine one’s right to dignity in death in our Constitution and Common law.