Later that night at the campaign's Broadway headquarters, I watch Dale Sky Clare, an administrator at Lee's Oaksterdam University, wrap up an interview with a local TV news affiliate.
Dale Sky Clare
colleague at Oaksterdam University
, comes by the coffee shop.
We head to the back, where seating is arranged beneath a big kitchen exhaust fan so Oaksterdam
staff can take marijuana breaks without overwhelming the rest of the café with the odor of pot.
As sickly sweet plumes of smoke are gathered up by the fan, Clare
talks about the failure of current marijuana policy as it relates to children, but what she
says seems applicable to all society: "The real gateway drug is dishonesty, not marijuana."
The war on drugs has sown many lies about marijuana and its consumers into American culture.