Booksellers challenge Colo. pot magazine provision

DENVER — Booksellers have joined marijuana magazine publishers in challenging a Colorado law requiring that pot magazines be treated like pornography and be kept behind the counter.

A group of Denver bookstores and newsstands announced a separate federal suit Tuesday to block the first-of-its-kind law passed earlier this year.

The magazine restriction was added to a series of marijuana regulations after some parents complained about the magazines being visible to children. Publishers of three magazines are already suing to block the provision. The American Civil Liberties Union filed on behalf of the booksellers.

The provision doesn’t ban underage sales of the magazines, just requires that they be kept behind the counter in stores that allow shoppers under 21. The law has not yet taken effect.


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