Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"it’s not just how he talks; it’s what he says"

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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

By David Rolland
IMG_1326 Photo by David Rolland 
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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