Hickenlooper Says Trump Can’t Mess With Recreational Pot

A guest on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper downplayed the possibility that the Trump administration would take aim at Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry, saying legalization’s inclusion in the state Constitution makes it unclear whether the federal government could shut it down. [CLIP 1] “Our voters passed it 55-45. It’s in our constitution.” Moderator Chuck Todd asked him if he would support the amendment if it was on the ballot today. [CLIP 2] Well, I’m getting close. I mean, I don’t think I’m quite there yet, but we have made a lot of progress,” he said. “There has been no spike in use by teenagers, and we’re getting anecdotal reports of fewer drug dealers … maybe this system is better than what was admittedly a pretty bad system, to begin with.”

The Denver Port reports that a top Republican lawmaker in Colorado is casting doubt on whether Donald Trump’s administration will crack down on the legalization of marijuana, saying the new president wouldn’t “turn his back” on state’s rights.
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