Steve Zabawa is a partner of the Rimrock Auto Group, and co-owner of Rimrock Subaru and Rimrock KIA, located right smack dab in the middle of Montana. Billings, Montana, to be exact.
His public Facebook page shows his interests ranging from Mormon universities like BYU, to Mormon athletes like Steve Young, to grossly fabricated “reports” of pot use leading to heart disease and death. His anti-pot social media ranting has a small handful of local prohibitionists in his corner, but has apparently turned his own daughter, and a good portion of his hometown, against him.
Among other low-brow headlines, Zabawa’s Facebook profile page features a link to the instantly debunked story about the dude allegedly jumping off of a Denver balcony to his death after eating pot-laced treats.
Zabawa’s own daughter was the first to comment on the link, stating, “If you are trying to educate people about your cause on Facebook it would be more effective to use sources with less political bias, then it is more about the facts and not personal feelings. Maybe then you would appeal to more people that don’t think along the same lines, thus gaining a wider support for your cause rather than appealing to the same people over and over. Just a thought. Mostly because this is an article about one unfortunate person misusing a substance. Very similar sounding to what happens when one misuses alcohol – a legal substance.”
But besides potential conflict at the dinner table at home, Zabawa’s ignorance on the subject of cannabis legalization has painted a bright green target on his place of business, and pro-cannabis activists are taking aim with protests that they hope will make their voices heard.
Over 100 marijuana advocates spent this past Saturday picketing and demonstrating outside of the Rimrock Subaru and KIA dealerships, hoping to sway potential customers and Rimrock employees, if not Zabawa himself, to consider the viability of cannabis legalization in the state of Montana.