Remembering Steve Fox

April 12, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Steve Fox and Kim Sidwell at the Amendment 64 victory party on election night 2012, the night Colorado legalized marijuana.Steve & KimSteve Fox and Kim Sidwell at the Amendment 64 victory party on election night 2012, the night Colorado legalized marijuana. I’ve always loved this photo of Steve and I taken at Casselman’s the night Colorado passed Amendment 64. I'm usually too busy behind the camera to get pics with other people, but I’m glad I stopped shooting long enough to get this one. I’ll always cherish it and the memories it preserves.

Steve Fox was someone I really looked up to… literally, because he was super-tall and figuratively, because I respected his work ethic, intelligence and the way he treated others. I met him very early on in my cannabis career and, from the moment I met him, he was nothing but kind and respectful.

When we first met, as I was only beginning my work in cannabis, I probably came across as a silly young girl randomly following everyone around with a camera, but he treated me as an equal from day one. He showed a sincere interest and appreciation for my work and even went so far as to introduce me to a few other people I now call friends.

His support and respect meant the world to me, although I never told him that, beyond a simple “thank you”. That simple “thank you” doesn’t cut it. The direct and indirect impact he’s had on me personally cannot be overstated… nor can my gratitude for his contributions and friendship.

He helped accomplish more in his life than most of us can only dream of. Despite the fact that he never seemed motivated by getting ‘credit’ for his work, every dispensary owner, bud tender, product manufacturer, cannabis influencer and even every cannabis consumer in Colorado (and elsewhere) owes Steve their utmost respect.

To say he’ll be missed is an understatement. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing and I offer my sincerest condolence to his family and loved ones. Rest In Peace, Steve.

Learn more about Steve and his incredible contributions in this 9news story featuring some of my favorite images I've taken of Steve over the years...



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