PHILADELPHIA — This isn’t your teenage son’s marijuana industry anymore; it’s your button-down dad’s business — at least at the Democratic National Convention.
Even as pro-marijuana activists marched this week in Philadelphia with a fake 51-foot joint, teams of industry leaders and lobbyists were busy doing the kind of work one would expect from the beer or pharmaceutical industry: holding receptions, talking to politicians and discussing regulations.
In other words, the boring stuff.
“We’re dealing with an industry that’s a lot more suit and tie,” said Michael Bronstein, co-founder of the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp. “That’s what it felt like — it was a Chamber (of Commerce) event, not a protest.” [Read more at The Denver Post]