In an email sent late Friday, University of Colorado President Bruce Benson warned that the recent passage of Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana in Colorado threatens to cost the university nearly $1 billion annually in federal revenue.
At least two Colorado counties are planning to opt out of some of the provisions allowed for in Amendment 64 that legalized the use of small amounts of recreational marijuana.
Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 5:31 am
Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.) are asking the White House to respect the voters of Colorado and Washington, who decided that recreational marijuana use should be legal.
In a letter sent to President Obama, they wrote:
President Barack Obama's county-by-county victories in Colorado virtually mirrored the vote to legalize marijuana use in the state.
Colorado voters may have approved the recreational use of marijuana in Tuesday’s election, but it will still take time before all the details are worked out.