While Colorado was poised to become the first state in the nation to legalize Amsterdam-style coffee shops, the state’s legislative forces have decided to pull the plug on this idea for fear that it could invite Trump’s Justice Department to come marching in.
According to the Associated Press, Colorado lawmakers have backed off their plan to put a social use policy on the books that would allow people to consume marijuana in some public places.
The proposal, which was brought to the table with bipartisan support, would have allowed adults to bring their own weed into public establishments and consume it in designated areas.
Although the original language was strong enough to make its way through the Senate without any issue, some of the latest amendments turned the bill into a piece of junk legislation, ultimately creating a situation that is a far cry from the original concept — treating marijuana no differently than alcohol.
It is for this reason the bill’s supporters say they really had no choice but to throw in the towel.
“I’d like to see (a club bill) that goes much further, and that does a lot more, but in a year with Jeff Sessions, a small first step is…