Wed December 5, 2012

Governor Talks About Marijuana, Drought and Child Welfare Issues

At least two Colorado counties are planning to opt out of some of the provisions allowed for in Amendment 64 that legalized the use of small amounts of recreational marijuana.

The voter approved amendment is just one of the topics that KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland recently asked Governor John Hickenlooper to comment on.

KUNC's State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland speaks with Governor John Hickenlooper for Morning Edition.

"No one is going to make massive investments in cultivation or distribution of this newly legal marijuana without seeing what the Federal Government is going to do. Right now the law of the land passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President of the United States is that marijuana is an illegal controlled substance." - Governor John Hickenlooper