'Dan's legacy will be felt across the nation': NSW Premier Mike Baird's tribute to Dan

NSW Premier Mike Baird has made an emotional tribute to Tamworth's Dan Haslam.

We publish his statement in full below. 

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dan Haslam.

I was struck by Dan’s conviction and bravery from the moment I met him.

His determination, not just to beat his disease, but also to make a difference for others, is an inspiration to all, and certainly was to me.

I will never forget the look in his eyes the first time I met him and it will stay with me forever.

Dan made a lasting impression on everyone he met, but, more than that, he left a legacy in NSW that will be felt across the nation, and I believe the world.

Every step we take on medical cannabis will be built on the footsteps he left behind.

My thoughts at this sad time are with Dan’s parents Lucy and Lou, his wife Alyce and his brothers Billy and Luke, as well as his many friends.

RIP Dan, we will all miss you.