Colorado Cannabis Industry Celebrates Pot Victories Amid the Bleak Presidential Results

Colorado Cannabis Industry Celebrates Pot Victories Amid the Bleak Presidential Results

Five local cannabis companies held an election watch party November 8 at the WeWork building on 17th Street. Representatives and friends of Baker, Nerve, Vangst, Wurk and Still Water gathered in a third-floor common area in front of a large screen displaying tracking data for all nine states with marijuana on the ballot; the presidential race played on a smaller TV set to the side of the screen. 


No one paid much attention to that smaller screen until midway through the evening, when election results started coming through on everyone's phones. Despite marijuana passing in nearly every state that had it on the ballot, the evening turned somber as attendees started tracking the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. All photos by Kate McKee Simmons.


Five local cannabis companies held an election watch party November 8 at the WeWork building on 17th Street. Representatives and friends of Baker, Nerve, Vangst, Wurk and Still Water gathered in a third-floor common area in front of a large screen displaying tracking data for all nine states with marijuana on the ballot; the presidential race played on a smaller TV set to the side of the screen. 

No one paid much attention to that smaller screen until midway through the evening, when election results started coming through on everyone's phones. Despite marijuana passing in nearly every state that had it on the ballot, the evening turned somber as attendees started tracking the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. All photos by Kate McKee Simmons.

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