Notes From LA: Can an Inclusive Cannabis Industry Include Roger Stone?

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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?

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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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