Hundreds attend funeral for medical marijuana advocate Randy Robertson

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) – Randy Robertson was a strong advocate for medical marijuana before it was legal in Pennsylvania. He used it to treat his cancer.

Hundreds of people came out to Camp Hill Presbyterian Church to remember Randy as a caring and funny husband, father, and friend.

The sound of motorcycles filled the streets to escort the person who took so many under his wing to his funeral.

“He was a dad to everybody. Everybody said that he called them son, but that’s because he loved everybody with every piece of his heart,” Rachael Robertson, his daughter, said.

Randy put his heart into being an advocate for medical marijuana. He got to see Senate Bill 3 pass before he lost his battle to cancer

“Medical cannabis cured me, helped cure me, I believe, and I tried to set him straight on it and give him the information he needed to do. The rest is history now,” Samuel Dougherty Jr. said.

Hundreds remembered their rock star, known as Randy “Rockstar” Robertson. They spoke of his strength through adversity and his tenacity to never give up.

“He had the courage to stand up for the things he believed in,” friend Michael Borman said.

“He’s never going to be forgotten. There’s just no doubt. He was just an incredible person,” friend Lolly Bentch said.

“He fought so hard and he was in so much pain, but he never gave up fighting for himself because he wanted to do the right thing. He wanted to fight to live for his family, and he wanted to fight for a cure for other people,” Rachael Robertson said.

Randy’s family hopes his legacy can help a national medical marijuana bill pass.

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