Did Marijuana Really Play No Role in Record-Setting Colorado Tourism Season?


According to the Denver Post, the summer of 2014 will set all-time tourism records — and stats suggest the year as a whole will do so, as well. However, the Post article makes no mention of the possible part the legalization of limited marijuana sales has played when it comes to such visits.
That’s no surprise, since many state and local officials have been either mum on the topic or hostile toward it for months, if not years — a situation that’s puzzling to at least one representative of the cannabis industry.

“It’s hard to say how much of an effect it’s had without the state or the city [of Denver]providing us with some actual numbers,” concedes Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. “But common sense tells you that absolutely it’s been a factor.
More at the Denver Westword.