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CSUEB professor explains why Oakland is epicenter of the marijuana movement

Benjamin Bowser

Benjamin Bowser

  • July 26, 2010 5:00pm

KCBS news reporter Rebecca Corral spoke to Benjamin Bowser, chair of the sociology and social services department, for her story, “Oakland to Vote on Marijuana Farms.”   The July 20 interview took place hours before the Oakland City Council voted in favor of licensing up to four large scale, indoor marijuana farms.

Corral asked Bowser, “What does it say about Oakland that it would be at the epicenter of this movement?”

Bowser replied, “Oakland has more community activism per population than any other city in Northern California. Therefore, activism on all sorts of issues may be ahead of city governments and state government…”

Listen to the entire interview on the KCBS Web site.


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