I sidled up on some young wannabe Roger Stone YouTubers and looked for a way to join their conversation. Can an Inclusive Cannabis Industry Include Roger Stone?Roger Stone's supporters see him as an agent of upset and chaos, bashing a system they see as too corporate and corrupt. I stuck around to share a little cannabis with members of the gathering and work through the ethical conundrum that is Roger Stone. That’s the real danger, she says, not some speech. “Do I agree with the politicians Roger Stone has worked for?” Beth asks, rhetorically. “Oh, hell no. So is Roger Stone the guy to fix things?
Can an Inclusive Cannabis Industry Include Roger Stone?Roger Stone's supporters see him as an agent of upset and chaos, bashing a system they see as too corporate and corrupt. But Stone helped elect those same corrupt capitalists. (Seth Wenig/AP)
It was high noon when I arrived at the Alchemy Lounge, a “members-only social club” with a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bud) policy when it comes to on-site vaping. The lounge is located directly across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center, which was convenient for me since I’d just come from the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBE)—a marijuana industry trade show with a LYBAH (Leave Your Bud at Home) policy that was really harshing my mellow.
I didn’t leave the convention center (just) to get blazed, however.After a boycott got him dismissed from the Cannabis World Expo, Stone promised to speak anyway—at a vape lounge near the show.
I made my way over to the Alchemy to hear a speech...
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