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Mo. Agency Silences Pot-Lobbying Sergeant

March 18, 2013  | 

Photo via Jaypeg21/Flickr.
Photo via Jaypeg21/Flickr.

A St. Louis Metro Police sergeant has sued his department, after commanders revoked his permission to work as a lobbyist supporting the legalization of marijuana.

Sgt. Gary Watkins moonlights as a lobbyist for Show-Me Cannabis. Last week, Chief Sam Dotson denounced Wiegert's views as his alone and "not what is expected of our officers," reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Watkins maintains the agency approved his application Feb. 25 and now contends he needs a businesss license to continue. He filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday seeking an injunction to prevent officials from silencing his efforts.


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