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Colorado Attorney General: Treating Marijuana Magazines Like Porn Is Unconstitutional

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colorado marijuana magazines porn unconstitutionalColorado’s staunchly anti-marijuana attorney general, John Suthers, has declared that a rule created by the legislature to treat marijuana-themed publications like pornography is unconstitutional and said the state will not defend it in court. His determination came after state marijuana regulators concluded that it was not constitutional and should not be enforced.

The Associated Press reports:

The magazine requirement was part of a larger set of laws enacted to state how the newly legal drug should be grown and sold. The behind-the-counter restriction was adopted after parents testified that their children should be protected from exposure to magazines touting the drug,  which remains illegal under federal law.

The resulting law left Colorado in an unusual position — one of only two states to allow recreational use of the drug,  while also the only state to restrict the display of publications about marijuana. The state’s decision to reject the magazine restriction was applauded by marijuana legalization activists.

“The idea that stores can prominently display magazines touting the joys of drinking wine and smoking cigars, yet banish those that discuss a far safer substance to behind the counter, is absolutely absurd,” wrote Mason Tvert,  who campaigned for Colorado’s pot law and now is spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project.

Source: Marijuana Policy Project - make a donation

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  1. This is not rocket science. Any second year law student could tell you this was unconstitutional. The problem is that governing bodies are full of themselves and think that can do any knee-jerk thing they want. Mr. Suthers was home with the lights on and made the call mandated by the first amendment.

  2. Fortunately, Attorney General Suthers decided that the Constitution is more important than restricting the display of magazines featuring The Evil Weed. The fact that this ridiculous (and illegal) law was created and passed by the legislature and signed into law by the Governor is a sobering reminder that even Colorado still has a long way to go.

  3. It’s hogwash. They are just talking smack to fire up their extreme political base. If they are serious about forming a 51st state, they should call those folks in Puerto Rico and see how it’s working out for them.

  4. Question for Coloradans: There’s been talk in the media about a part of northern Colorado seceding. If they get their way will they revoke I-64 in that area that wants to secede?

  5. Mason T. is a true warrior. If your state wants to legalize, he is the leader you need. I think he is the top dog in the game, and Bill Maher agrees.

  6. The
    problem here is a good majority of the government people are still in
    the war on drugs mode and refuse to accept the fact the majority of the
    people have vote to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational
    use. It is slowly winning across the nation in many states soon to
    legal in some form. Jefferson County Commissioners are leaning strongly
    to ban on sales of recreational pot. They have already ban medical
    marijuana dispensaries. According to The Columbine Courier the majority
    of the county government is opposed to allowing retail marijuana sales.
    The county commissioners are set to hear a presentation from county
    staff and vote on the ban during the commissioners’ June 18 public
    hearing the Columbine Courier writes.

    The article may be read in the 06/05/2013 issue of The Columbine Courier page 3.

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