STOP COMPARING WEED TO BEER! I fall on the beer-side myself, but I got nothing against you if you smoke pot. Both have their upsides and, if abused, both have their downsides -- so quit your hating (on both sides). Both industries represent small business owners following their dream and they both have a positive impact on the state's economy.Colorado's status as the Napa Valley of beer has certainly helped tourism -- and made life here a lot more enjoyable. Will recreational pot be another boon for tourism and locals alike?