We know politics makes for strange bedfellows.

Still, we cringed when Playboy magazine crawled underneath the covers of Colorado’s U.S. Senate election to cop a feel for which candidate was their best hope to legitimize the cannabis industry in Congress. 

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and former Gov. John Hickenlooper both opposed the legalization measure when it passed Colorado in 2012, the magazine noted.

The question Playboy ponders, where do they stand now and who is the industry’s best hope to push reforms through Congress?

After considering arguments and stomping feet from Democrats, the magazine has decided Gardner is the candidate with potential to be that cannabis power broker in Washington.

Whether one supports the legalization of medicinal or recreational use of marijuana, it’s hard to argue against the need for access to banks to secure those profits with some semblance of oversight.

We just find it interesting that Playboy is willing to admit Republicans are better at business and governing businesses than their Democratic friends.