Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger has a big story on the secret history of cannabis legalization.

It explains how billionaires George Soros, a Hungary-born financier, Peter Lewis, the CEO of Progressive Insurance, and John Sperling, founder of the University of Phoenix, contributed $70M dollars over 20 years to legalization efforts directed by Ethan Nadelmann, founder of the Drug Policy Alliance.

“Marijuana legalization is more or less unstoppable now, so that gives me a sense of tremendous pride,” Nadelmann said.

Quick Hits

  1. San Diego City Beat checks out the cannabis scene in Tijuana.
  2. Vanity Fair has a yarn about how the successful pastor John Lee Bishop got busted smuggling weed into the U.S.