Freshman Colorado Senator Makes A Terrible Marijuana Joke During Senate Subcommittee

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After an off-track conversation about cherry blossoms, a freshman Senator, Cory Gardner (R-Colo) blurted out “We have some buds in Colorado too”.

Understanding the need for humor in all situation (in moderation), this comment seemed to be wedged in there, using the still present taboo about marijuana for shock value humor.

Its hard to imagine that every Senator, and Congressman for that matter, taked the marijuana issues seriously. Its clear that much of the Senate is not yet warmed up to the professionalism that has been spreading throughout the marijuana industry.

When they start getting to work on 280-E, hopefully they can keep their giggly comments to themselves, and get down to business.


The Washington Post Reports:

Just a little bipartisan repartee on Capitol Hill.

During a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on “telehealth” advancements Tuesday, the panel’s chairman Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) wondered aloud where he could go see cherry blossoms since he missed peak bloom here in Washington.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) perked up, thanking Wicker for the opportunity to boast about Newark’s cherry blossom collection — the country’s largest. Booker was so elated — “sir, you have just earned so much love from me” — he suggested he now had a “bromance” with Wicker. (Rand Paul will be so sad.)

Then, not to be left out, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) chimed in: “Mr. Chairman, we have some buds in Colorado, too.”

Gardner, so proud of his quick wit, posted the above video on his YouTube page.




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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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