Pot joke made as Ed Lee signs agriculture legislation 

With the swift motion of his pen, Mayor Ed Lee did more than turn a new leaf regarding San Francisco’s new law that allows urban farmers to sell produce they grow – a practice that was previously illegal.

In signing the Urban Agricultural Ordinance into law, Lee paused for a moment trying to recall the info needed to proceed with the final step.

“What’s today’s date?” he asked, perhaps encouraging the obvious response from various chuckling onlookers.

“4/20,” responded farmers and politicians alike, making the unmistakable link to what is known as international “Weed Day” while the gathered crowd broke into laughter.

“That’s later legislation,” proclaimed someone in the crowed.

Perhaps so. But for now, the only thing all San Franciscans can grow while making some green is produce.


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