Media outlets have been reporting for months (or longer, in the case of Westword) about how law enforcement officers in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Oklahoma and other Colorado border states are stopping cars with green-and-white license plates more often since the legalization of marijuana here. (One out-of-state cop reportedly referred to our plates as the "green badge of courage.")
In the meantime, Colorado lawmakers have voraciously debated the idea of marijuana DUIs for the past two years. So it seems a little crazy for a motorist to bring even more attention to himself and his vehicle by including pot references in a vanity license plate.
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But so far, it hasn't been a problem for Frank Quattrone, the owner of Pure MMJ, which has three locations in the metro area. In a series of very short e-mailed answers, Quattrone says he bought the vanity plates, PUREMMJ, about a year ago but hasn't been pulled over yet. He also says he didn't catch any flak from the state's Division of Motor Vehicles when he applied for the plates.