He is a proud alumnus of Brandeis University where he studied contemporary West African Politics, the African Diaspora, and systemic effects of de jure racial discrimination in American society. He received his Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School, where he specialized in Children’s Rights and issues related to welfare policy.
He came into the world of cannabis reform after years of community activism in and around Long Beach. His work as a Legislative Director for the City of Long Beach and opposition researcher/political strategist provides him unmatched insight into the esoteric world of local politics. Additionally, he is a prolific blogger with published work in Vice, Wonkette, and Bitter Empire.
Stefan views the legal cannabis industry as a “well-funded social justice movement.” He seeks to apply his diverse range of experiences into a vigorous effort to end the drug war through carefully crafted legislation, disciplined campaigning, and effective advocacy for all those who have suffered from prohibition. When he is not causing trouble in person or online, he spends every moment he can with his wife Molly in Long Beach, where they are either running on the beach or relaxing alongside their beloved menagerie of rescued pets.