by Lester Black

Roger Stone—the Nixon protégé and Trump confidante who looks like a badly-dressed Bond villain—formed a political organization on Tuesday, United States Cannabis Coalition, that will “lobby the Trump Administration from the top on down to recognize the medicinal value and potential of cannabis.”

Trump’s views on pot have varied erratically over the last two decades; he has called the war on drugs a failure and said during his last presidential campaign that he would respect states’ rights on pot, but he later criticized Colorado’s legalization as having “some big problems” and nominated Sessions, one of the most fervent pot prohibitionists in the country, to be attorney general.

Stone has a rocky relationship with Trump. He supposedly had a hand in convincing Trump to go into politics and worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign, but was subsequently fired and publicly criticized by Trump. Stone also has a long history of doing horrible things and may currently be a person of interest in the FBI’s investigation of Russia's hacking of the election.

Fellow pot activists don’t seem turned off by Stone’s past, though. Representatives of NORML and the Marijuana Policy Project told Vice that they were open to working with Stone’s political action committee.