After fighting against the passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado and Â 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 â âColorado Gov.: Pot is ânot as vexing as we thought it was going to beâ (video)â â tied to âOpening Bellâ host Maria Bartiromoâs interview with Hickenlooper at the Milken Institute Global Conference, which runs through today.
âItâs all those young people coming, and they look at marijuana and say, âHey we can drink whiskey, why canât we have a legalized system with marijuana?â If you look back itâs turned out to not be as vexing as some of the people like myself â I opposed the original vote, didnât think it was a good idea. Now the voters spoke so weâre trying to make it work, and I think we are.[“]
Colorado-rooted legalization advocate Mason Tvert said he welcomes the governorâs new turn.
âItâs great to see the governor recognizes that regulating marijuana is working in Colorado and that it has many benefits,â said Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project. âPolls show more voters support the law now than did when it was approved, and it appears he might be part of that late majority.
âJust about everyone who takes an objective look at what is happening in Colorado agrees that things are going quite well.â
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