“If you get Ed Lee on record about medical marijuana,” more than one well-connected San Francisco politico has told us, “you deserve a medal.”
Our best efforts were all deflected, including a situation when we physically blocked Mayor Lee's path to his hybrid Mayoralmobile and still did not win a comment. So accolades are due to Americans for Safe Access, which circulated a three-paragraph statement released by Mayor Ed Lee's office on Friday.
Firebrand it isn't. The strongest words are “important”, “concerned”, and “agree,” and no action of any kind is promised or even recommended. But that such a tepid statement would be so welcomed is a signal of how lukewarm our mustachioed mayor has been on marijuana — and how delicate the former city administrator's relationship is with the medical marijuana movement.