By Jack Minor
It’s not unusual for a pastor in a strongly GOP county to be running for elected office.
They are, after all, by definition leaders in their own churches and communities.
However, Colorado’s endorsement of “legalized” marijuana has done more than push a surge in marijuana tourism, trigger more drug-influenced accidents and put the state in the bull’s-eye for neighboring states who have to deal with the marijuana-carrying travelers who leave the state still carrying.
It’s created the unusual situation where a pastor from the first in the nation Church of Cannabis is running for public office.
Pastor Brandon Baker, 39, is campaigning as a Republican for an at-large county commissioner seat this November in Weld County.
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