Although organizers with the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) initially said that they had no intention of eliminating Roger Stone, “an asset to the movement,” as its keynote speaker, it seems the mounting threat of an industry boycott has forced a change of heart.
A report from L.A. Weekly indicates that the CWCBExpo has officially dropped political strategist Roger Stone from the event scheduled to take place next week at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The decision to remove Stone from the rooster of speakers was made “following collaborative discussions with numerous partners, participants, and interested parties who support the legalization of cannabis in an inclusive manner,” according to a press release.
Stone, who launched the United States Cannabis Coalition (with Florida celebrity attorney and potential gubernatorial candidate John Morgan) over the summer with the intention of lobbying President Trump to change the nation’s marijuana laws, now plans to file a hefty lawsuit against event organizers.
“Sad day for the First Amendment,” he said in an emailed statement. “The expo is in breach of contract. I will be suing them for $1…