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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Barbara Boxer Aide Marcus Stanley Busted for Pot

Posted By on Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Marcus Stanley, a senior economic adviser to Sen. Barbara Boxer, was busted for alleged marijuana possession as he walked into the Hart Senate Office Building in the nation's capital yesterday. He was, remarkably quickly, an ex-senior economic adviser.

"Marcus Stanley is no longer with this office," Boxer's communication

director Zachary Coile said via a statement. "He submitted his

resignation and Sen. Boxer accepted it because his actions yesterday

were wrong and unacceptable."

With Boxer embroiled in a tight race with Republican challenger Carly Fiorina, news of an adviser carrying what U.S. Capitol Police described as a "green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana" into Senate offices is all she needs.

Stanley has been on Boxer's staff since January of 2009. Prior to that he was a senior adviser to the -- ahem -- Joint Economic Committee and an associate professor of economics at Case Western University.

While this is poorly timed for Boxer, Stanley is far from the only person busted for alleged pot possession at the Capitol. More than a dozen people have been caught carrying suspected marijuana into House and Senate office buildings over the past year and a half.

Both Boxer and Fiorina, incidentally, oppose Prop. 19 -- which would tax and regulate marijuana in California.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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