After fighting against the passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado and ¬†publicly questioning the wisdom of voters in the years since his state made marijuana legal for adults, it appears the Gov. John Hickenlooper is finally realizing that regulating marijuana was a good idea.
The Denver Post reports:
And now this headline ‚ÄĒ ‚ÄúColorado Gov.: Pot is ‚Äėnot as vexing as we thought it was going to be‚Äô (video)‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ tied to ‚ÄúOpening Bell‚ÄĚ host Maria Bartiromo‚Äôs interview with Hickenlooper at the Milken Institute Global Conference, which runs through today.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs all those young people coming, and they look at marijuana and say, ‚ÄėHey we can drink whiskey, why can‚Äôt we have a legalized system with marijuana?‚Äô If you look back it‚Äôs turned out to not be as vexing as some of the people like myself ‚ÄĒ I opposed the original vote, didn‚Äôt think it was a good idea. Now the voters spoke so we‚Äôre trying to make it work, and I think we are.[“]
Colorado-rooted legalization advocate Mason Tvert said he welcomes the governor‚Äôs new turn.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs great to see the governor recognizes that regulating marijuana is working in Colorado and that it has many benefits,‚ÄĚ said Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project. ‚ÄúPolls show more voters support the law now than did when it was approved, and it appears he might be part of that late majority.
‚ÄúJust about everyone who takes an objective look at what is happening in Colorado agrees that things are going quite well.‚ÄĚ
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