Cannabis Industry Lobbying in the Colorado State Legislature in 2010 – 2021

Posted on January 25, 2022 in Political interference, The Americas, The Americas

Between fiscal years 2010 and 2021, 89 cannabis industry affiliates spent $7,345,585 lobbying the Colorado state legislature.
Legislators, public health advocates, and community organizers should therefore expect industry resistance to cannabis control measures from local and national sources as well as proactive industry efforts to promote consumption and profits through policymaking channels.
Cannabis affiliates used lobbyists focused solely on cannabis as well as sharing lobbyists with other industries including tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceutical, and gaming. Like other industries, the cannabis industry is likely to work with these business interests to further their own profits. Using the same tactics employed by these industries, cannabis industry representatives self-reported lobbying positions opposing clean indoor air laws, health warnings for pregnant women, and potency restrictions, while supporting investment, onsite consumption, and access to medical cannabis in schools.

Big Alcohol, Big Marijuana, Big Tobacco, Cannabis Harm, Cannabis Industry, Conflict Of Interest, Evidence, Lobbying, Public Health, Science
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