Jacob E. McClure

Jan 04, 2021
Jacob McClure

Jefferson — Jacob Ernest McClure of Jefferson, died unexpectedly at his home on the morning of Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at the age of 41. He was born May 25, 1979, in Portland to Jude A. Brown and Nathan F. McClure.

Jake grew up in Midcoast Maine, spending his teen years in Camden and being known as one of the original park kids. He made many lifelong friends there and built a reputation as a non-conformist, which he wore with both pride and consequence.

Jake spent many of his formative years in the system. His experiences in and out of several facilities caused a significant amount of emotional trauma and PTSD, which followed him throughout his life and ultimately inspired his passion towards activism and the desire for reformation of the criminal justice system.

Jake was a pioneer of the early medical marijuana scene and was one of the founding members of Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine (MMCM.) He taught the community how to stand up for their rights and showed them that they all had a responsibility to work together and support each other by going to the state and changing laws that made the cannabis industry illegal.

With his knowledge of cultivation, he opened a retail store to supply both knowledge and equipment which became known as Maine Hydroponic Supply in Jefferson. After many successful years and the evolution of Maine's medical marijuana laws, Maine Hydroponic Supply closed its doors and reopened as Sensi Sensei, a high end cannabis boutique. Jake was known as the Sensei, he was sought out at the store for his knowledge and unique perspectives on not just cannabis, but life, philosophy, friendship and music.

He was also engaged in many acts of charity including leading donations to the HEAP program and his most recent effort, the Sensei Santa program which aimed to create Christmas miracles for special needs families.

Jake’s musical skills were unparalleled. He formed and participated in many original acts and worked with talented musicians who praised his creative genius. He was extraordinarily passionate about everything he did and he inspired others to be the same. There was no one like him and everyone who knew him closely will never be the same in his absence.

Jake is predeceased by his mother and father. He is survived by his brother, children and grandchildren. He leaves behind many dear friends who will hold fond memories that will last a lifetime. No public memorial is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, contributions to help with his final expenses would be deeply appreciated, gofund.me/1a8cf0ad.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Amanda Parten | Jan 05, 2021 15:52

He was such a gem of a man. I send condolences to his family and friends. God Speed, Jake.

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