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Mile High Gov. Hickenlooper Did Inhale

Gov. Hickenlooper on legal marijuana in Colorado: "So far we’ve rolled it out pretty well."

While attending a college reunion at Wesleyan in Connecticut on May 25, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper admitted, "I'm way past any point of saying I didn't inhale."

The gov has not been too keen on his state's new pot policy, but perhaps he's finally warming up to the reality that there's no turning back. "So far we've rolled it out pretty well," he told a crowd of alumni at the Middleton campus. "My advice to Connecticut would be to go slow on the recreational. I tell all the governors to go slow. You don't realize until you're trying to create a regulatory framework how complicated it is to make everything work."

Connecticut is among the 18 states with decriminalized marijuana laws and the 21 with medical-marijuana on the books.

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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