COLORADO: With the third GOP primary debate in pot-friendly Boulder, Colo., there was some expectation the booming marijuana industry would be a hot topic of conversation. Instead the sector was addressed in a quick-hit jocular manner then dismissed and disparaged.
Ganjapreneurs looking for a Rocky Mountain high for their business efforts found instead an aloof circle of candidates generally unwilling to offer an opinion on pot.
After sparring with Carl Quintanilla, Sen. Ted Cruz tried to chill out with a light-hearted invitation.
“I’ll buy you a tequila,” he said. “Or even some famous Colorado brownies.”
Gov. John Kasich dismissed the marijuana industry as a possible revenue stream to enhance the economy and spoke of the evils of drugs.