Missouri drug cop debates marijuana legalization after making “stupid, lazy potheads” remarks


Every parking spot and nearly every seat was taken at the St. Louis Ethical Society Wednesday night as Show-Me Cannabis executive director John Payne took on Jason Grellner, the vice president of the Missouri Narcotics Officers Association to debate the pros and cons of marijuana legalization.The buzz started with a Riverfront Times post in October about retired Missouri drug cop Kevin Glaser’s Facebook comments about what he saw as “stupid, lazy potheads” filling up a town hall meeting in Cape Girardeau on marijuana legalization. Payne, none too happy with the comments, challenged Glaser to a debate, but the ex-drug cop declined. However, when RFT reached out to the MNOA’s Grellner for comment (Glaser is a board member of the MNOA) and told him about Payne’s challenge, he accepted.
Read the entire account of the debate as well as audience reaction over at the Riverfront Times.