Aside from Federal-State Clash, Pot Vote May Open Door to Marijuana Tourism
DENVER, Colo. (AP) -
Hit the slopes - and then a bong?
votes this week in Colorado and Washington state don't just set up an
epic state-federal showdown on drug law for residents. The measures also
open the door for marijuana tourism.
Both measures make
marijuana possession in small amounts OK for all adults over 21. The
measures affect not just state residents but visitors, too. Tourists may
not be able to pack their bowls along with their bags, but as long as
out-of-state tourists purchase and use the drug while in Colorado or
Washington, they wouldn't violate the marijuana measures.
That's assuming the
recreational marijuana measures take effect at all. That was very much
in doubt Friday as the states awaited word on possible marijuana
lawsuits from the federal government.
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