That’s it? Really?
The GOP debate Wednesday in Boulder was billed by CNBC as “Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate” and had been expected to dig into candidates’ views on marijuana, considering that in 2014 Colorado had nearly $700 million in cannabis sales and $76 million in state taxes and fees during the first year of recreational sales, and recently crossed the $100 million threshold for monthly sales.
The cable network had also touted the marijuana issue in the days leading up to the debate. However, it barely made a blip in the discussion at the University of Colorado.
It turned out Wednesday’s biggest election-related marijuana news came on the Democratic side, with Sen. Bernie Sanders declaring that marijuana should be removed from the federal schedule of dangerous drugs at a town hall meeting before George Mason University students in Fairfax, Va. [Read more at The Cannabist at the Denver Post]