Altered state: My first visit home since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana

By Katie Johnston
Colorado marijuana

Usually when I talk to people about Colorado, the discussion revolves around my home state’s stunning mountain ranges and superb hiking, skiing, and camping.

This year, it’s all about pot.

In January, Colorado became the first state in the nation to legalize sales of recreational marijuana, so when I went home to visit my mom this summer, I decided to investigate this new tourist attraction — a purely professional curiosity, of course.

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