San Francisco Sheriff Turns to the Cannabis Industry for Electoral Help

By Alex Rogers

San Francisco politics is not for the faint of heart. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s tenure has been no exception. Sheriff Mirkarimi has fought off scandal after scandal after scandal. Yet, he has held to his long time progressive values, and persevered to serve his constituents. With the San Francisco elections on November 3, 2015, and with a progressive vs. moderate battle in full swing in the City, with its own scandals and controversies regard Google busses, gentrification from Twitter and other tech businesses, it could be that the future of San Francisco is riding on his campaign.

However, Mirkarimi has some political allies – enter the marijuana industry. Bay Area reform advocate, Debby Goldsberry, has joined his team, along with Dan Lind, a long time UFCW organizer, now retired, who was one the founders of their cannabis division. Goldsberry and Lind hope that a substantial...

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