Amendment 64 Approved in Co. But Still Illegal Federally

Nov 7th @ 4:58 pm in News by Scott Staley

Last night voters in the state made their statement on Amendment 64 and have decided to approve the measure much to the dismay of many public officials and law enforcement.  Colorado Attorney General John Suthers was quick to point out that although the state has approved it marijuana use is still illegal under federal law.  In 2006 a similar law was rejected by voters.  So what’s changed.  This time around the sponsors of the bill added language that include regulating the drug and keeping it away from children.  After debates on the issue backers of this amendment said that the drug would be tightly controlled.  The quote of the day, however, came from Gov. Hickenlooper who said “Federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly”