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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Seattle Weekly/Sound Publishing Pot Columnist Reportedly Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Posted by on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 11:48 AM

A blogger and columnist who covers the medical marijuana industry, and who opposed a pot legalization initiative last fall, has reportedly encountered trouble with the law in the same week that his gigs were divided under separate ownership. Police reportedly arrested Steve Elliott on domestic violence charges, according to marijuana news site CelebStoner (which provides detail). He was reportedly "booked at 8 pm at Kitsap County Jail in Washington on Friday. He was released on $5,000 bond Wednesday night."

Elliott says by e-mail, "I have no comment on the CelebStoner piece."

Elliott works for Village Voice Media, which owns his Toke of the Town blog. But he also writes a "Toke Signals" column with gushing pieces about medical pot dispensaries for Seattle Weekly, owned by Village Voice Media until last week. It sold the newspaper Sound Publishing, which says it has no plans to change the paper's format. Now Elliott—who's something of a child of a media divorce—says, "my column will continue in the Weekly."


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Will in Seattle 1
I blame all the guns.
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM · Report this
Former Lurker 2
@1 LOL!
Posted by Former Lurker on January 17, 2013 at 12:25 PM · Report this
Is that the same Village Voice that sponsors (runs?), and denies that sexually exploiting children for money is a significant problem?
Posted by wxPDX on January 17, 2013 at 12:41 PM · Report this
#3 No, not since last year
Posted by ian on January 17, 2013 at 1:39 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 5
Every time I see his name, I have to remind myself that he's not the real Stephen Elliott.
Posted by Josh Bis on January 17, 2013 at 3:48 PM · Report this

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