Washington and Colorado, both culturally and politically, offered fertile ground for legalization advocates — Washington for its liberal politics, Colorado for its libertarian streak, and both for their Western independence.
It’s settled. Pot, at least certain amounts of it, will soon be legal under state laws in Washington and Colorado. Now, officials in both states are trying to figure out how to keep stoned drivers off the road.
Law enforcement officers in the Denver metro area continue to raid illegal marijuana grow operations, and the dangers to their health have become significant.
A Colorado marijuana legalization measure got a skeptical review from a legislative panel that warns of possible legal challenges if the measure passes.