California hemp activist. Died June 19, 1991
California student activist Kirk Hampton died in June, 1991, in a rollover car accident in Nevada while en route from California to Connecticut to carry the story of hemp to the East Coast and organize there, in the state where he grew up.
Kirk was intelligent, cheerful, helpful and an enthusiastic organizer who was filled with potential but died before he could make a significant contribution to the movement other than the inspiration and help he provided to spread the message of hemp and BACH, the Business Alliance for Commerce in Hemp. He had an infectious energy that was cut short by an unforeseen car accident, but his memory lives on. His death was an inspiration for the drug reform memorial.