Colorado Gazette Editorial: “Rep. Don Coram crafts bills to benefit himself”

Colorado Gazette Editorial: “Rep. Don Coram crafts bills to benefit himself”

Sen Coram is in the news a lot these days when it comes to cannabis and we get a mention in their editorial too!   Republican state Sen. Don Coram abuses his role for personal gain. Imagine what he might do if Colorado’s Congressional House District 3 puts him in the U.S. House of Representatives. Coram, in his mid-70s, wants the Republican nomination for U.S. House District 3. He’s challenging U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert — a champion of small businesses, and the middle and working class. In the unlikely event Coram succeeds and later wins the general election, expect him to spend time and effort crafting federal legislation to enrich himself. In the Colorado Legislature, Coram’s self-enrichment schemes are so obvious they belong in a low-budget conspiracy flick. Examples: • Coram used his public office to work with Democrats to push seven pieces of hemp-friendly legislation. That would be fine, except all seven bills paved the way for his large hemp business to generate millions. • Coram voted for a new crowdsource funding method for Colorado startup companies. Then he held a state Capitol news conference and used Facebook to encourage crowdsource investments in hemp. He failed to tell the audience the investments would personally benefit “me.” • Coram met with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in 2018 to ask for hemp-friendly federal legislation. Three weeks later, Bennet co-sponsored the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. • When the federal government legalized hemp in December 2018, Coram contracted with a CBD company for “around $50,000 per acre” and anticipated more than 500 acres of production. That’s $25 million, after using his political authority to make it all possible. It doesn’t stop there. Coram’s hemp products are known to contain unlawfully high levels of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. That means consumers…

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