Medical Marijuana

Pot Dispensary Owner Selected as Mayor of Calif. Town

City Council of Sebastopol in the northern part of the state chooses him

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The North Bay town of Sebastopol made history this week when the City Council picked a marijuana activist as mayor.

Robert Jacob is the founder and executive director of Peace in Medicine, which operates two licensed medical marijuana dispensaries. He is believed to be the first dispensary operator to be the top elected official of any city.

Jacob began serving on the Planning Commission in the city of 7,500 people in 2011, then was elected to City Council in 2012. He was vice mayor before getting the top job Tuesday.