Ben Cohen: Ice Cream Icon Turns to Cannabis

Twenty-four hours before interviewing Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen about his new Ben’s Best Blnz (B3) cannabis brand, the chances of it happening seemed grim. Cohen had just been arrested by Homeland Security in Washington, DC, while protesting the detainment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and no one in his press office seemed to know if he was safe or if the US Justice Department had him shackled in the basement next to a UFO. When we finally connected, Cohen looked as if he’d just been released from Guantanamo Bay. Scratches covered his face, and there was a gash on his nose. “Uncle Sam’s cronies must’ve roughed him up to teach him to keep his mouth shut,” said the voice in my head.  Fortunately, that wasn’t the case at all.


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