Is David Chiu Medical Marijuana's New Best Friend?

A funny thing happened to Board of Supervisors President David Chiu last night, while making his evening round of speeches.

Somebody asked him for pot.

“You got the compassion? Who's got weed?” asked an attendee of yesterday's monthly dinner/medical cannabis giveaway held by Axis of Love, a low-income medical cannabis patients' advocacy group, where Chiu delivered the keynote address.

That could be a first in his political career, but what's not is his support for medical marijuana, Chiu told SF Weekly. That's good for pot advocates, who believe Chiu — a frontrunner in the mayoral race — is their new best friend. “We really need him,” says Shona Gochenaur, Axis's executive director.

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