Hickenlooper on Colorado pot vote: ‘Don’t break out the Cheetos’

An amendment legalizing recreational marijuana use and sale passed in Colorado Tuesday night, and opposing Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) conceded defeat. With a warning for the stoners. 

“The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will," Hickenlooper said on Amendment 64. "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.”

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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