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It’s something we say a lot here.
“Only in California.”
In this case, it was a former federal bureaucrat being given “rock star” treatment.
And I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t been there to witness it.
I was at the Cannabis Business Summit Expo in San Jose, Calif., on July 26, finishing up watching the keynote address from James M. Cole – the then-deputy U.S. attorney general who authored the 2013 “Cole Memo” shielding states with legalized marijuana from federal intervention.
I’ve spoken with Cole before – so I approached the stage hoping to shake hands, catch up, and maybe make plans for a later meetup.
However, everyone else at the McEnery Convention Center had similar plans.
Hundreds of folks rushed