The Huffington Post just published this article about how Colorado is getting ready to make big money off Marijuana sales this upcoming ski season. They’re getting ready to go green.
Forget the shot-skis, thanks to the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado ski towns are bracing for pot-skis.
Ski towns including Aspen, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs and Telluride appear ready to bank on recreational marijuana shops for their 2014 seasons, when adults age 21 and up can begin to legally purchase pot beginning in January.
Amendment 64, which was passed by approximately 55 percent of Colorado voters overall in 2012, enjoyed an approval rate of 70-90 percent in the state’s ski towns.
There’s so much excitement over its legalization in fact that Adam Raleigh, owner of Telluride Bud Co., tells The Durango Herald that many tourists who were in town for the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival mistakenly thought recreational marijuana was legal already.
“I heard you guys passed a marijuana law. I haven’t done it since high school, college. I would just like to try it out again. It’s been 20, 30 years,” Raleigh told The Durango Herald, adding that he’s also overheard tourists say they’re planning on bypassing the slopes of Utah for Colorado next year.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean that pot use will be rampant on the slopes — more likely off of them, housed in cabins with the fireplaces and s’mores since public consumption of the drug will still be illegal. – Huffington Post
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