This weekend’s 4/20 rally in Denver may have national pot opponents up in arms, but those groups are facing a difficult task if they think marijuana legalization can be overturned in Colorado.
An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a hefty federal pot tax.
Marijuana legalization opponents are regrouping after voters approved pot in Colorado and Washington. Some of them are in Denver promoting a new organization that says marijuana should be treated like a health risk and not legalized.
Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy adviser and an outspoken opponent of legalizing marijuana, watched with dismay last fall as voters in Washington and Colorado did just that.