Five Ways President-Elect Donald Trump Has Already Impacted Colorado

When Donald Trump was announced the winner of the 2016 presidential race, Colorado's pot advocates got to work on a petition demanding that the president-elect leave legal marijuana alone. They have reason to be nervous; people close to Trump, including former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, have publicly spoken against states legalizing pot. Though Christie was booted from Trump's transition team on Friday, Giuliani is still close to the Donald and has been floated as a potential Attorney General. Yeah, holy shit is right.

That's just one of the many ways that a Trump presidency could impact Colorado. Below are four more stories about his impact in Colorado in week one alone.

Though Trump's president-elect status is young, one thing is already very clear: The next four years will be very long, indeed.

1. Pot Petition to Donald Trump: Leave Colorado, Legal States Alone
2. See Thousands Protest at Anti-Trump Rally in Denver That Briefly Closed I-25
3. For Immigrant Kids in Denver, Trump's Election Is Their 9/11
4. Landmark Immigrant-Rights Case Hits Colorado's High Court
5. Ten Ways Colorado May Be Different If Donald Trump Is Elected President
KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.