Colorado Governor Reveals He Opposes State’s Legalization of Marijuana

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Governor Hickenlooper Spoke on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”

Governor John Hickenlooper has revealed he opposed his state’s decision to legalize marijuana in 2012, telling CNBC “If I could have waved a wand the day after the election, I would have reversed it.”  Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said “it was a bad idea” and that Colorado wouldn’t know the true consequences of the legalization for several years.

In 2012, 55% of voters in Colorado chose to legalize marijuana state-wide.  Speaking at a Davos Annual Meeting, Hickenlooper also said “you don’t want to be the first one to do something like this.”  He warned other states to “wait a few years” before trying to legalize it, as to see the consequences in Colorado.

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