Denver officially submitted its bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention on Monday — and part of that bid is the opportunity for visiting politicians to witness Colorado’s regulated recreational marijuana market first-hand, according to former Rep. Bob Beauprez.
“There’s an easy political case to be made,” said Beauprez, who is a Republican and the chair of the Denver RNC 2016 bid committee. “Other governors and mayors will want to come here and see how (legal pot is) working out.”
The RNC will choose the 2016 location later this year. As you’ll see in the above video — featuring Beauprez along with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and others — the city is pushing its history with big events (the 2008 Democratic National Convention included), the state’s natural beauty and a new Light Rail line to Denver International Airport as some of its biggest selling points.