To mark Colorado Craft Beer week, Governor John Hickenlooper hosted a celebration of the $826 million craft-beer industry at the Governor's Mansion last Friday, where he also displayed the building's new beer taps -- paid for by the Colorado Brewers Guild -- while Mason Tvert, father of Amendment 64, protested the governor's hypocritical stance on pot outside the manse that he accused Hickenlooper of turning into Animal House.
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But will Colorado's cannabis industry get the chance to mirror Colorado's craft-beer industry?
I'll be dead of old age before craft-weed is sold commercially. Budweiser and Coors-style weed is the future of Colorado, thanks to Mason Tvert, our legislators and the corporations that lobby them. Craft-weed will be available from home growers, but only connoisseurs will appreciate that. The rest of you will argue over crappy weed store #1 or crappy weed store #2, without realizing it comes from the same disgusting warehouse.
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