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By John Schroyer
Cannabis entrepreneur Todd Mitchem announced in a late-August email blast that he’s running for Congress, and the subject line even referred to the Coloradan as a “marijuana industry leader.”
He’s one of at least five current candidates for public office around the United States who have direct professional connections to marijuana.
And, like Mitchem, they’re all quite open about those ties.
“There was a time, not that long ago, that being for marijuana would be considered a weakness in running for office. Now, not only is it not a weakness, but it’s a perceived strength,” said Michael Bronstein,