But are similar assumptions being made about Coloradans even after they reach their out-of-state destinations?
That's the claim of one man, who says hotel personnel in Kansas accused him of smoking weed in his room just because of where he lives.
I stayed at this hotel recently. I ended up paying a $180 for one night and a basic room. I had the initial charge for the room, then was charged an additional $100 because they claimed I smoked marijuana in my room and somehow my vent shaft from my bathroom was connected to the room above me? And children smelled marijuana? I did not smoke marijuana in that room. I am from Colorado so they must have assumed it was me. They had three cops with a drug dog going door to door knocking at 1 a.m. The cops never knocked on my door. The drug dogs never marked my room. Yet I was still charged $100 for marijuana smoking.We present this account not to cast aspersions on the WaKeeney Super 8, which we're confident is a wonderful place with plenty of fine amenities, but as a reminder that when it comes to marijuana, Colorado is currently its own world -- and as a result, plenty of folks from neighboring states are apt to see us as the equivalent of visitors from another planet.
One on a higher plane.
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More from our Marijuana archive circa March 2013: "Marijuana profiling of Colorado cars happened to me twice in one trip, says Westword writer."