New Documentary Details Murder of Cannabis Advocate Les Crane

by | Cannabis Times


Cannabis Advocate Les Crane Murdered 20 Years Ago: New Documentary Uncovers the Truth

It was a dark and stormy night in Laytonville, California when the shots rang out. The year was 2005 and the victim was none other than cannabis advocate Les Crane. Now, nearly two decades later, a groundbreaking documentary is set to reveal the shocking details of his murder and the possible involvement of law enforcement.

According to a press release published on Kym Kemp, the documentary, titled “Who Killed Les Crane? NorCal Cannabis Murder Mystery,” will feature interviews with key figures involved in the case. It will also include never-before-seen footage of law enforcement and the cannabis industry during the time of Crane’s death.

The teaser for the documentary features snippets from interviews with those who knew Crane best, including Sean Dirlam, the only surviving witness to the murder, Tim Blake, a local cannabis advocate and founder of The Emerald Cup, and Jeremiah and Jennifer Crane, Les’ son and widow.

Blake describes the mid-2000s as a tumultuous time for the cannabis industry, with the DEA cracking down on growers and distributors. He also hints at the possibility that Crane’s outspoken nature may have made him a target for law enforcement.

Another interviewee, Patrick Duff, praises Crane for his efforts to change the industry and hold law enforcement accountable. He also describes Crane as a larger-than-life character with a fearless attitude.

Since Crane’s death, there has been much speculation and uncertainty surrounding the case. Dirlam, who was in the house at the time of the murder, recalls being attacked by a large individual wielding a baseball bat. A news report from 2013 states that Crane was shot multiple times, while Dirlam suffered facial injuries.

However, Crane’s family members have their own suspicions about the unsolved case. Jeremiah Crane and Jennifer Crane both believe that there may have been more to the story than what was initially reported.

In a recent interview conducted by Kym Kemp, Les’ sister Laura Smith revealed that he may have had over a million dollars on him at the time of his death. Dirlam, who handled Les’ money, claims that he only had around $400,000.

As the documentary delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Les Crane’s murder, one thing is for sure: everyone has their own theories and assumptions about what really happened on that fateful night in 2005. Stay tuned for the shocking truth to be revealed in “Who Killed Les Crane? NorCal Cannabis Murder Mystery.”