Retail sale of recreational marijuana
in Colorado has led to all sorts of local, state, national and international news coverage
in the last week — some good, some not, as one might expect ...
... and then there's the report
by the Fort Collins Coloradoan
's Trevor Hughes
, above, captured on video for posterity.
In order to demonstrate that one could actually, legally purchase marijuana for recreational use in Colorado, the enterprising Hughes — yep — bought some pot. Naturally, this makes for suspenseful cinema, but what's really news is how this ends.
His boss only agreed to pay for the pot if he destroyed it, Hughes says. So he goes to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office
and has a deputy log into evidence and ultimately annihilate the gram he legally purchased.