If the weatherman saids it's gonna be 10 degrees outside, you gonna dress warm for it? If GM saids they have a car for half the price but twice as reliable than the car you have now, you gonna go at least look at it? If CNBC puts a show on showing the benefits of the marijuana sector or drug, you gonna look into it? I beleive all the answers to the above is YES...The media in this type of situation has a huge role, like it or not...Just wait till another coverage like this gets even more audience, like one of the major netoworks...ABC, NBC or CBS (Oh keep in mind, CNBC is owned by NBC.)...Like I told others, Major networks are being careful...Like it or not, they have a leverage of political influence and/or intimidation.
The key to getting more states and the fed gov't is to desensize it to the general public - make it acceptable - much like #$%$ marriage has done over the past 5 years - plus, the media plays follow-the-leader - and you can bank on more media stories following this one - from other cable stations, networks, and in print. It all works together to make MJ an acceptable product. These kinds of stroies are very important.
Colorado is getting a lot of revenues and tourist trade from legalization. Other states and their leaders will see the $$$s and go with it. How many politicians "smoked it" and "didn't inhale" ... that are in power now? I wish we could actually have the truth be known it would be so funny. So MaryJane is coming out of the closet and we have 48 states to go ... that is one very big trend. A gold rust of sorts.