Colorado Governor Opposes Marijuana Legalization

Which seemingly puts him at odds with a majority of his constituents


After months of silence on marijuana legalization, Colorado's governor says he opposes making pot legal for recreational use.

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a prepared statement Wednesday afternoon that making marijuana legal would send the wrong message about drug use. Colorado is one of three states considering ballot measures this fall to legalize pot in defiance of federal drug law.