Fernanda de la Figuera passed away last weekend. She was known as the Spanish Marijuana Grandmother amongst the activists. Fernanda was a referent for any issue on cannabis in Spain, having a long career since 1973 when she became a home grower. In 1996, she launched ARSECA (Asociación Ramón Santos de Estudios sobre Cannabis de Andalucía), a cannabis association of the first wave.
She was co-founder of the Cannabis Party in Valencia and FAC (Spanish CSC Federation) in the early 2000s. Later, she collaborated with the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies (ENCOD) in Spain. In recent times, she founded Marias X Maria, a Cannabis Social Club run by women in Málaga, and the president of the Cannabis Party Green Light.
There leaves one of the most beloved activists in Spain, a tireless woman who demonstrated every day of her life that another kind of mind is possible with cannabis and that we have not to give up. Keep lighting our way from wherever you are!