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Numerous exhibitors and speakers are boycotting an upcoming cannabis conference in Los Angeles because Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, is a keynote speaker.
The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is leading the protest against Stone’s appearance at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBE), scheduled for Sept. 13-15, L.A. Weekly reported. (Note: Marijuana Business Daily, parent company of MJBizDaily.com, also organizes marijuana conferences.)
According to the newspaper, marijuana industry professionals who are challenging Stone’s keynote role cite his:
- “History of racist rhetoric.”
- Ties to a Trump administration