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Reader: Predictions of Colorado going to hell if pot legalization passed have all been wrong

We're still collecting comments on our interview with a spokesman of Mayor Michael Hancock denying that Denver is dragging its feet on the pot sales launch. The following reader cites a 2012 Hancock quote predicting huge problems if Amendment 64 passed before adding a zinger of his own.

stuka1 writes:

HanKook: "We don't want to be the first state in this nation that legalizes marijuana. I believe we will lose our attractiveness to companies, employers who want to come to our state. Tourism is the number-one industry for the City of Denver, number two in the state of Colorado, and I believe that sector will be disproportionately harmed with the perception that Denver is the marijuana capital."

And none of this FUD ever came to pass. Who'da thunkit?

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