Utah Worried about Pot Tourists Leaving for ColoradoBy Steve Casimiro on November 12th, 2012
Utah, the land of four percent powder and 3.2 percent beer, says it’s not worried about ski bums fleeing the state for Colorado in a quest for legal THC. Don’t believe it for a minute. “We kind of keep an eye on everything Colorado does,” said Ski Utah communications director Susie English. When CO voters passed Amendment 64 last week, “the topic came up quickly.” It “definitely was, you know, on our forethought because Colorado is one of the biggest ski destinations and one of our biggest competitors.” And since Utah is always fighting the perception that it’s not a party state, this certainly won’t help. On the other hand, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said, “Federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don’t break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.” Via Deseret News.
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