Marijuana: Mason Tvert thinks Amendment 64 boosted national poll favoring legalization
"In regard to medical marijuana, there's been a very positive impact. Not only has regulation resulted in the establishment of a number of new businesses in an entirely new industry, but they've also helped peripheral businesses, because all of them require construction and contracting work and a lot more. They're in need of marketing and legal and accounting work, they're buying insurance policies for their workers. There are all sorts of benefits that are being experienced as a result of that system, and it will be built upon here with the implementation of Amendment 64."
For that reason, Tvert continues, "I don't think these business groups are taking a big-picture, long-term approach to this. And I wouldn't be surprised if, in the future, they will be seeking membership and support from these businesses."
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