3 things we learned from Colorado’s first year of legal marijuana sales (VOX Media)
By GERMAN LOPEZ | December 24, 2014
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper opposed marijuana legalization when it was on the ballot in 2012. But his administration has taken a considerably softer stance on legalization since then, with Hickenlooper and administration officials repeatedly emphasizing that it’s going better than expected. “The rollout has been pretty smooth,” Barbara Brohl, executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, told the Brookings Institution.