someone who doesn't eat meat, fish, cheese, milk or eggs, or any product containing these. Many vegans also avoid honey (made from enslaved bees!) and leather. To clothe and feed themselves, vegans find themselves exploiting the plant world. If it's green or has roots, it's fair game. Especially if it's marijuana. Vegans have a special affinity for marijuana in all its forms, preferring to drink Hempen Ale, smoke dank nugs and wear hemp shirts (even though they are terribly scratchy).
Examples of vegans in Charlottesville include Freedom, Patrick, Kirstin the Ecoradical, Cory the [former] Coffee Cart Girl, Franz, and possibly Elizabeth (who is allergic to so many kinds of food that she almost has to be a vegan).