Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

CO Pot Legalization Effort Gets Boost from Tom Tancredo

The hard-right pol supports it, while the Democratic governor opposes the measure


Tom Tancredo is many things to many people: a conservative firebrand, staunch anti-immigration activist, a 2010 Colorado gubernatorial candidate, a former Republican congressman, but last week he took on another provocative title—marijuana legalization advocate.

Tancredo, a surprising ally of the progressive movement to legalize marijuana, wrote a column for The Gazette on the "pro" side of a marijuana legalization debate. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers served as the "con" point of view for the piece.