Ethics Alive - Business Ethics Speaker Chuck Gallagher shares Ethics Alive

Rocky Mountain High in Colorado – words from a song by John Denver – that I never expected that the late singer would think meant something entirely different today in 2012.

On election night, Amendment 64 — the measure seeking the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults — was passed by Colorado voters, making Colorado the first state to end marijuana prohibition in the United States.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a vocal opponent to the measure, reacted to the passage of A64 in a statement late Tuesday night:

The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will. This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don’t break out the Cheetos or gold fish too quickly.

Although legalized in Colorado, it will take some time (perhaps up to a year) before…

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