For that matter, would YOU do pot-legalization activism with him?Meet Rob Kampia–tacky dresser, wannabe player, and all-around ball of sleaze. Also someone who gives drug-policy activism an extremely bad name, and will probably set the project back decades on the grounds of just a few of his egregious behaviors:
He’s just that good, huh?As for Rob, he explains his behavior thusly: “I just think I’m hypersexualized.” Yeah, so much so that he structured the entire office and its (toxic) corporate culture around his schlong, which seems to get wayyyyy more blood than his brain. Srsly, you have to read the whole thing.And if you meet him at a pot party, girls, cross your arms tightly over your chest and run.
For 15 years, Rob Kampia has served as executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), a nonprofit group dedicated to the reform of marijuana laws. In that capacity, Kampia, 41, has pursued two goals. One is the steady advancement of the organization, which he founded out of his Adams Morgan home in 1995. And the other is cultivating an office environment suited to his sexual appetite. A brief inventory of Kampia’s knack for mixing business with pleasure: * In 2008, Kampia dated a 19-year-old MPP intern. * “How was the NORML Conference?” a staffer asked Kampia one year. Kampia replied, “I got laid.” * At a staff happy hour, Kampia guessed a female employee’s breast size and told her that she would be “hotter with a boob job.” (Kampia denies the conversation occurred). * Kampia made it known that a female employee’s dress had “made an impression on him.” Later, he directed her to leave some room in his schedule for “bone-girl,” a woman he was “trying to bone.” He also repeatedly informed her of his intentions to perform a “breast massage” on another woman. * At the conclusion of a staff happy hour last August, Kampia escorted a subordinate back to his home. The woman was so upset by what happened next that she refused to return to work at MPP ever again.