In the history of the city of Lafayette, Colo., my resignation probably went down as one of the more memorable. I left my position as a municipal court judge in protest of a proposal to increase the penalties for marijuana possession in the city. Some people agreed with my stance, some disagreed, but I suspect the majority of people probably found it frivolous: Did this guy really give up such a powerful position just so he could smoke a doobie in the afternoon?
Six years later, those folks are no longer laughing. In fact, most of them probably voted “yes” on the initiative to legalize marijuana in Colorado that passed with a wide margin this past November. ContinuedRead More