Article from the Coloradoan on Thursday, May 30:
Written by Kristen Wyatt
DENVER (AP) — A day after Colorado enacted a law taking marijuana magazines off store racks, three publications sued to block the provision.
High Times magazine and two other publications asked a judge Wednesday to prevent enactment of a law that requires stores to place marijuana-themed magazines behind the counter if they allow patrons under 21.
The requirement was added to a larger marijuana regulation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper. The law takes effect in July.
The magazine restriction was added to the marijuana measure after some parents complained about the magazines being visible to children. The provision doesn’t ban underage sales of the magazines, just requires that they be kept behind the counter in stores that allow shoppers under 21. READ MORE
So, this is where it goes back to, not so much your views on legalized marijuana in Colorado, but whether or not you think the state has the right to implement a rule that is clearly targeting one type of magazine. Beer and wine are illegal for anyone younger than 21, yet those publications haven't been targeted as harmful because they are "visable to children." I get a little concerned when random lines get drawn in the sand because a small group of people don't like something. Where does it all stop?