Ken Cole: medicine man
Diabetic and cancer sufferer’s journey from the Sydney waterfront to basketball greatness to the front lines in San Diego’s medical-marijuana wars
If anyone embodies the cliché “larger than life,” it’s Ken Cole.
The 69-year-old stands out not only thanks to his 6-foot-4 frame, bald dome and dangling earrings, but also because of his elegant Australian accent. And it’s not just how he talks; it’s what he says.
During the past couple of years, Cole has emerged as a leader in San Diego’s medicinal-marijuana movement, a community that’s still struggling to be taken seriously by pockets of mainstream society. If Cole can’t command the attention of the remaining holdouts, maybe no one can.
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