The governor-elect takes office at a significant moment in Colorado for the cannabis industry.

Jared Polis takes office Tuesday as Colorado’s new chief executive — and America’s first pot governor.

The Democrat’s long-standing support for legal marijuana, his embrace of the industry as a core part of his campaign agenda and his unique strategy to court cannabis voters in the 2018 election make him the nation’s most pot-friendly politician.

“There is no one that even comes close in my mind to Gov.-elect Polis,” said Christian Sederberg, a prominent cannabis-industry attorney based in Denver.

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John Frank ~ The Colorado Sun ~

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