"We believe in the language we put forward and that adults who consume cannabis deserve the same freedoms to congregate and socialize as those who consume alcohol," Mr. Tvert said. "We were persuaded, however, by members of the political and business communities, who requested participation in this process. We look forward to working with them to find a solution amenable to all parties."
"Of the nearly two dozen major-party candidates running for president, fewer than one-third are willing and able to admit they never used marijuana," he said. "And one of them is married to the fourth most influential marijuana consumer in America. Times have changed and so have public attitudes toward marijuana."