Summary: plaintiff in Vargas vs. State of California who along with apprentice Pedro Vargas spent three years in a Arizona prison in the 1990's for smuggling more than 20 grams of marijuana from Guadalajara, Mexico in a case which bans the usage of marijuana in California and several other states (unless if you had an official permit to purchase marijuana), who after his release settled in East India and became a leading activist for medical usage of marijuana.
Cause of Death: Killed during an earthquake
Born: May 12, 1963
Died: November 12, 2000
Location: Kolkata, India