Legalization advocate Mason Tvert on pot’s big wins, losses on Election Day

As a director of the Yes on 64 campaign (which pushed Colorado’s pot-legalizing Amendment 64 to a definitive win in 2012) and the communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, Mason Tvert is one of legal marijuana’s biggest proponents in the U.S. His organization’s fingerprints can be found on Alaska’s recent legalization win and on California’s 2016 recreational campaign — so how was he feeling the day after Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. legalized recreational cannabis? “I’m tired,” Tvert said quietly on Wednesday, “but everything’s good. It was a very exciting election year, and it bodes well for where things are headed in the next election.”