Amendment 64 approved: Mason Tvert celebrates, John Hickenlooper talks Cheetos
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.Note that "gold fish" was not capitalized in Hickenlooper's remarks. Presumably, though, he's talking about the crackers, not that little guy swimming in the bowl on your counter.
Update 3: The latest reaction to the passage of Amendment 64 comes from the U.S. Attorney's Office. As you know, U.S. Attorney John Walsh has overseen the issuance of closure letters sent to dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools, under the rationale that doing so protects children from dangerous narcotics.
The following is credited to Jeff Dorschner, U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman:
The Department of Justice's enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act remains unchanged. In enacting the Controlled Substances Act, Congress determined that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance. We are reviewing the ballot initiative and have no additional comment at this time.
More from our Marijuana archive: "Marijuana: Amendment 64 given 68 percent chance of passing by Intrade."