SEBASTOPOL, Calif.—A medical marijuana dispensary owner is riding high after being named mayor of a Northern California city.
Sebastopol's City Council selected
36-year-old Robert Jacob as mayor earlier this week. Jacob runs two pot
clinics in Sonoma County and officials believe he's the first dispensary
owner in the nation to serve as a mayor.
Jacob has been on
the City Council for two years, and most recently was vice mayor. He's
worked to create statewide dispensary regulations.
for Safe Access, which advocates for safe and legal access to
therapeutic cannabis, called Jacob's selection as mayor historic and
The Associated Press