St. Louis police sergeant allowed to lobby for marijuana reform


Sgt. Gary Wiegert.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Sergeant Gary Wiegert will finally be allowed to lobby for marijuana reforms, more than three months after his legal battle with the department first began.
Wiegert and his attorneys have alleged that his bosses refused to let him work on the side as a paid marijuana lobbyist because they did not want one of their employees associated with the cause. Wiegert — who claims the lobbying gig was initially approved, then revoked — accused the department of violating his First Amendment rights. Riverfront Times has the rest.