- By Drew Ferguson
“It was a historic moment,” said Tripp Keber, head of Dixie Brands, a company that sells cannabis-infused fizzy drinks and other marijuana products. “This is the first time a presidential candidate has openly dealt with an industry still considered illegal at the federal level.”
As marijuana becomes big business in America, its political clout is also growing. Politicians are no longer embarrassed to be seen in public with so-called “pot barons” and the cannabis industry is gearing up to be a significant player in next year’s presidential election.