Craig X. Rubin, a very high-profile cannabis advocate, was arrested today in a stunning raid of his Temple 420 facilities. One of his assistants was also taken into custody.
Rubin, who is a minister of the Universal Life Church and the founder of Temple 420, was also a candidate in the March 2009 Los Angeles Mayoral election. This is not the first time Rubin has been arrested for marijuana-related charges. Rubin has argued in the past that his use of marijuana is part of a religious practice, although local law enforcement and judges have not agreed with his stance.
Angry cannabis activists are pointing fingers at Nuch Trutanich, and more specifically at Jane Usher, who some accuse of being behind this arrest.
Stay tuned for more details as this story develops.