Marijuana: John Hickenlooper compares teen pot smoking to underage drinking

After Governor John Hickenlooper ate cafeteria food and danced with elementary school students yesterday, we asked him about another issue that, at least according to him, is relevant to youth: the regulation of marijuana.

Following up on a statement his office sent out last week announcing that Hickenlooper opposes Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol act, the governor told us that he's concerned underage pot smoking would rise to levels of underage drinking.

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