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Amanda Reiman returns to give us an update on Prop 64. She takes us through the actual legislation, where the money goes as well as where polling is as we speak. We wanted to get this out as soon as possible so while the content is current the sound quality is less than ideal. Then Congressman Jared Polis joins us to give us an overview cannabis in Colorado. The congressman takes us through what’s working in Colorado as well as what’s working in Congress. He does have a fairly bullish outlook on what’s possible, which I guess is what comes with the territory as a politician. He’s a busy man so we didn’t have a ton of time but there’s a lot packed in to the conversation we had.

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Speaker 1: Congressman Jared Polis and Amanda Reiman. Amanda Reiman returns to give us an update on prop 64. She takes us through the actual legislation where the money goes as well as we're pulling is as we speak. We want it to get this out as soon as possible so while the content is current, the sound quality is less than ideal. Then Congressman Jared Polis joins us to give us an overview of cannabis in Colorado. The congressmen takes us through what's working in Colorado as well as what's working in Congress. He does have a fairly bullish outlook on what's possible, which is what I guess comes with the territory as a politician. He's a busy man, so we didn't have a ton of time, but there's a lot packed in to the conversation we had. Welcome to cannabis economy. I'm your host Seth Adler. Check us out on social with the handle can economy. That's two ends in the word economy. Jared Polis proceeded by Amanda Reiman. So

Speaker 2: here we go with Amanda Reiman time. Once again, Amanda, thank you so much for giving us a few moments.

Speaker 3: Thank you for having me.

Speaker 2: I mean, we're in running mode, you know, this is the last few weeks here, uh, of a, of prop 64 kind of campaigning. Um, how are you doing? How's your sleep pattern right now?

Speaker 3: Well, it last week I was in both Portland and Vegas, however, I was talking about cannabis but not about prop 64, so it was a quite a nice reprieve. But now I'm back in the thick of it and um, you know, we're just talking about it everywhere we go all the time with every lyft driver, with every server, with every person I come across that it's a topic of conversation

Speaker 2: [inaudible] we want votes and you know, we're gonna get duck dive into, uh, the, the legislation, just to make sure we're all on the same page. But as far as a polling is concerned, what, what are we looking like?

Speaker 3: Well, we had the field poll come out a few weeks ago, this is a pole that's run by UC Berkeley. It's considered to be probably one of the most valid and reliable and objective poles and it shows support at 60 percent with opposition at 31 percent and probably most importantly, undecided at a low nine percent. I think this mimics what we've seen in terms of public support for legalization across the country and the growing unequivocal belief that people who use cannabis should not be subject to criminalization.

Speaker 2: Yeah. Because it's a plant and it should be legal because why is it not? Exactly. So that's the big picture. Now let's Kinda zero in on, on prop 64. Um, you know, we, we, you know, I like where those poles sit. Of course we do need people to actually vote,

Speaker 3: tell their friends and family to vote. It's all of our responsibilities to make sure people show up for a whole number of political reasons including prop 64.

Speaker 2: Right? So, so one of the things that we like to talk about with the Colorado is, you know, kind of where the money goes. Uh, yeah, sure. It's legal. Yes, you're overtaxing it. Here's where the money goes. Let's be clear for folks listening where, where's the money going in prop 64. So they understand not only is kind of, it's legal, but a here's what a is benefited by a further benefited by cannabis being illegal.

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