Rob Kampia, the former MPP director, has started a new consulting company focused on changing laws concerning marijuana. The admitted hypersexual may be leaving the Marijuana Policy Project due to a pending article concerning possible past sexual transgressions though.
Regardless of Rob Kampia’s reasons for leaving MPP, a firm intent on legalizing cannabis nationwide will help the movement. The new company, Marijuana Leadership Campaign (MLC), is a for-profit endeavor.
The new memo, shared with Marijuana Moment just before midnight on the day before Christmas Eve, says that the first announcement “opened new business opportunities for Kampia” and that while he “initially proposed splitting his time equally between MPP and the new MLC, Kampia and his fellow MPP board members reached a second milestone by voting unanimously on Dec. 20 to end his full-time status at MPP this weekend.”
It was also revealed this week that Kampia is no longer a member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Advisory Council. Kampia said in an interview with Marijuana Moment on Sunday that he remains a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) board of directors.
The memo appears to lay out the case that Kampia’s departure from MPP has nothing to do with any old or new allegations of sexual misconduct, and he said in the interview that conversations among the organization’s board “about me shifting into lesser roles at MPP extend all the way back into late October.”
“We didn’t even talk about the s-word at all,” he said, referring to sex. “It wasn’t even on our minds, which I think was kind of naive of us given the stuff that’s happening with all of these celebrities.”
Any sort of sexual transgressions have no place in the movement to legalize marijuana. In light of the massive influence the money Rob Kampia has raised in the fight to legalize and educate the public on cannabis, should any proven sexual allegations remove him from the movement entirely?
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