Yesterday Colorado governor John Hickenlooper signed into law the marijuana legalization bill that passed last year's election. It's a fairly radical move.
The bill doesn't just allow for personal use, but it allows for the commercialization of legal weed. Pot shops are already itching to open, and in many ways, the infrastructure is already there. Just take down the green cross sign and put the sham doctor out on the street. Don't even have to move the cash register.
But there will other effects, some not as good. Being the first and only, we will become a magnet, not just for pot tourists, but for the criminal element.
I'm not so naive to think that drug runners from other places won't seek out refuge in and around our beautiful mountains. Does pot grow well in the San Luis Valley?
We shall soon find out...