Banking restrictions forced Wanda James to close her Denver medical-marijuana-products business last month. James, who served on Obama’s national campaign finance committee in 2008 and personally contributed $25,000 along with her husband, said this year she won’t help Obama’s re-election bid.
James said she feels insulted every time a flier asking her to give to Obama’s campaign arrives in her mailbox.
“I was on your finance committee,” James said. “You destroyed my business. Now you want me to give you money?”
James said she will still vote for Obama, hoping that his policies change during a second term. But she notes that, if enough marijuana supporters decide to vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson — who supports marijuana legalization — it could cost Obama the state and the election.