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Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Update: Marijuana Policy Project resumes Playboy Mansion party

MPP’s Kampia, center with Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin last year. (Ben Droz)
It’s been just over a year since the epic upheaval at D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project, when founder/director Rob Kampia acknowledged having slept with an underling and took a medical leave of three months to get therapy for his attitudes towards women. (”I just think I’m hypersexualized,” he told us at the time.) The episode had significant fallout for the non-profit advocacy group, including the exodus of several employees and board members — and the cancellation of MPP’s annual fundraising party at the Playboy Mansion in L.A. “The PR ramifications of holding the event right now are probably obvious,” an interim director wrote to the staff at the time. Well, Kampia’s back on the job, and the Playboy party is back on the MPP calendar for July (as first noted wryly by TBD). What’s changed? Morgan Fox, MPP’s communications manager, declined to comment about the party and said that Kampia was unavailable because he’s traveling this week. No cell phone, eh? “He’s just really busy,” said Fox.

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