Hickenlooper comes out against pot measure

Gov. John Hickenlooper came out against Amendment 64 today, saying the measure to legalize marijuana isn’t for Colorado.

“Colorado is known for many great things – marijuana should not be one of them,” the Democrat said in a statement. “Amendment 64 has the potential to increase the number of children using drugs and would detract from efforts to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. It sends the wrong message to kids that drugs are OK.”

The measure on this year’s ballot is designed to regulate marijuana much in the same way alcohol is controlled, including establishing rules for retail outlets similar to liquor stores.



COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.




Search More Jobs






THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy