On Friday, December 8, 2017, GreenScreens CEO, Ryan Sterling, will co-host a reception at the Ginn Mill in Denver, where community members can meet Kennedy-Shaffer and learn more about his positions. Kennedy- Shaffer is a Democrat running in Senate District 34, which includes the intersection of Federal Boulevard and Colfax Avenue, as well as industrial areas off I-70. It’s an area with its fair share of thriving marijuana businesses.
Kennedy-Shaffer promises to fight for cannabis businesses to have access to banking services and more fair tax laws. He has been an outspoken champion of full cannabis legalization since evenbefore he moved to Colorado.
“Right now, in the state legislature, there is not one champion of the cannabis community,” Kennedy-Shaffer says.
GreenScreens co-founder Ryan Sterling knows that the marijuana industry needs a candidate fighting for our rights. He works with a number of dispensaries in the district, helping them modernize their retail space with customizable digital displays (like easy-to-update store menus) on pixel-perfect wall-mounted screens.
“Alan Kennedy-Shaffer is a terrific candidate for many reasons,” Sterling says. “He’s actually listening to our industry’s concerns, and thinking about solutions. Banking access has been such a huge problem for our clients, and all of us at GreenScreens are thrilled to see a candidate looking to make a difference in the state senate.”
If the federal government continues to fail to act to resolve the banking problem, Kennedy- Shaffer intends to propose solutions at the state level.
“I’d be happy to introduce a bill to create a state-chartered banking institution,” he says, “similar to a credit union, but backed by the state, instead of being federally insured.”
Kennedy-Shaffer is an attorney who sued President Trump over the travel ban — and won. He also opposes Tax Code Section 280E, which places an un
fair tax burden on cannabis companies by severely limiting the business expenses they can deduct.
Voters in Senate District 34 will have the chance to elect Kennedy-Shaffer in 2018. The seat is currently held by Democrat Lucia Guzman, who will not run for re-election due to term limits. Sterling will co-host the reception with other cannabis business owners on December 8, 6:30-8:30 PM, at 2041 Larimer Street, Denver. There will be bar service and free hors d’oeuvres, with a suggested donation of $100.
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