Washington, DC: Conservative author and political pundit William F. Buckley died on Wednesday, February 27, from complications from diabetes and emphysema. He was 82 years old.
Though most well known for his politically conservative writings as founder of the magazine National Review, Buckley also spoke out routinely against the criminal prohibition of cannabis. Buckley is believed to have penned more than 40 syndicated columns criticizing America’s ‘war on drugs,’ and enjoyed a nearly five-decade long friendship with former NORML Executive Director (and current MarijuanaNews.com editor) Richard Cowan.
NORML expresses its sincere condolences to the friends and family of William Buckley.