Marijuana industry being taken more seriously by D.C. power brokers, advocate says

Not all that long ago, marijuana advocates tended to encounter more shut doors than open ones when dealing with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. But times are steadily changing.

Last week, a group organized by the Denver-based National Cannabis Industry Association spent two days in the Nation's Capitol, with members participating in a whopping sixty meetings with congressional staffers and the like over that span -- and officials from both parties were represented.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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