Marcus Stanley, senior economic adviser to Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, found himself on the wrong side of the law and the Senator after he tried to enter the Hart building with “a green, leafy substance which tested positive for marijuana,’’ according to Capitol Hill police.
On Tuesday, Stanley submitted his resignation to the senator, who accepted calling his actions, “wrong and unacceptable.” All this comes amidst a campaign on Proposition 19 that’s dividing California between people who want to legalize and tax marijuana in the state and those that want to keep it illegal (except for medical marijuana).
The move to get rid of Marcus Stanley comes as no surprise, since Boxer said the passage of Proposition 19 “could lead to an increase in crime, vehicle accidents and higher costs for local law enforcement agencies.” And maybe she has a point on the crime factor: over the last year and a half, over a dozen people have met with Capitol Hill Police while attempting to bring marijuana into the Capitol Visitor Center.
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