Best ‘full disclosure’ ever: Reporter admits to buying pot from source

In the name of good journalism, a writer for the Baltimore City Paper informed readers that a decade ago he bought drugs.

Van Smith, of the Baltimore City Paper, for his story about record label owner Christopher Neu, who pleaded guilty to drug charges. Smith wrote:

“I sold weed for years,” Neu says—something that this writer, as a patron of Reptilian Records and acquaintance of Chris X’s, had known, having purchased small quantities of marijuana at the store more than 10 years ago while working as a freelance journalist and bartender.

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