Mesa County Sheriff speaks out on Amend. 64 passage

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) -- Today, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey speaks out against Amendment 64, which now makes marijuana legal in Colorado.

In a statement, the sheriff expressed his disappointment that the amendment was passed, but he accepts that he must now work within the new laws.

Here is his full statement:

"Opposing a well-funded national movement is always a hard thing to do. Even so, I never thought I would wake up in a State where its Constitution provides rights and protections for marijuana greater than most other desirable attributes of Colorado. Nevertheless, a majority of the State's voters have spoken and we must work with the outcome. I was proud to stand with Governor John Hickenlooper, two former Governors, the State Attorney General, other Sheriffs of Colorado and fellow law enforcement and public officials in opposition to this issue. In order to be hopeful that our concerns and fears do not come true with the legalization of marijuana, you would have to believe that 100 percent of the people in this state that use marijuana will do so responsibly 100 percent of the time...that's an assumption that I remain very skeptical of." -Sheriff Stan Hilkey


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  • by Fugg Location: Location on Nov 7, 2012 at 07:26 PM
    Anyone in the state that wanted to use marijuana before election day did so. Legalizing marijuana will not cause a major increase in users. I also suggest the percentage of irresponsible people in the state will not change as a result of the passage of 64. The legislature may have to shorten their 3 martini lunches to enact this measure but that is what they are paid to do.
  • by Szabla Location: Location on Nov 7, 2012 at 12:09 PM
    No, stoners only think everyone uses Drugs. The Sheriffs in AK would report the drug use to the Feds, the users were arrested sent to Federal Courts then Federal prison. That law is still on Federal books. If you have a CDL you can't have THC in your system. Hilkey and the police still can tell the Feds who is using, no law prohibiting it. Smoke stoners.
  • by tokinandchokin Location: moms basement on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM
    WAKE UP WARD AND JUNE!! THE "BEAV" IS GETTING HIGH WHETHER ITS LEGAL OR ILLEGAL! TIME TO CLIMB OFF THAT HIGH HORSE AND ADMIT 99% OF US HAVE SMOKED WEED!!
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