As if Colorado wasn't already amazing!
They recently legalized marijuana for recreational use to its residents, and now they're looking to do something even more incredible: Expand the law to include tourists!
This is almost as HIGHlariously wonderful as when we found out about the possibility of pot vending machines!
Yesterday, the state made an official recommendation to not only make the drug available to the state's residents, but also, to any adult over the age of 21 visiting Colorado.
If lawmakers agree with such the plan, then even outsiders would be free to buy and smoke the plant, which would, literally increase the number of tourists visiting Colorado to a much HIGHer annual number! Ha! Rep. Dan Pabon explains why this would benefit them, but he also adds that the drug MUST stay within state lines.
"Imposing a residency requirement would almost certainly create a black market for recreational marijuana in the state.
Marijuana purchased in Colorado must stay in Colorado. We could attract greater federal scrutiny and displeasure of our neighbors [if the drug were to cross state lines.]"
Word on the street though is that the most amount a non-resident could purchase would be an eighth of an ounce per transaction, which seems to be the perfect amount to keep people happy while also regulating the drug.
We'll know more on Feb. 28 when the state Legislature and the Department of Revenue will make their final decision!
[Image via Rihanna's Instagram.]