Medical-marijuna industry contributes thousands to state candidates
The Denver Post
In the first general election since the boom of the state’s medical-marijuana industry, cannabis supporters are making their voices heard the old-fashioned way: with money.
Colorado medical-marijuana business owners and advocates have made thousands of dollars in contributions to state candidates this year.
Dispensary owners have teamed up to form a political-action committee. And activists last month went so far as to host a fundraiser for attorney-general candidate Stan Garnett.
“We need to back candidates who back us,” said Rob Corry, a medical-marijuana attorney who organized the fundraiser and personally contributed $1,050 to Garnett. “That is a fundamental political maxim in America.”
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