Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Legal Pot Goes Local in Colorado

By Kelley B, Vlahos

Possessing and smoking marijuana in Colorado is now as legal as buying a six-pack and drinking a beer, but with towns and cities as culturally far apart as Colorado Springs and Aspen, the new law is being handled in very different ways.

“Things are going exactly as planned, more or less,” assured Mason Tvert, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Some are embracing the change, they recognize the voters have done this and it’s not going anywhere. Others are trying to resist it.”


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