Regents At Colorado University Vote To Oppose Amendment 64
Joe | Sep 12, 2012 | Comments 1
The University of Colorado Board of Regents – obviously with nothing more pressing to occupy their time, like University business – voted today to oppose Amendment 64, the Colorado ballot measure that would legalize and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.
This is in direct contrast to the feelings of over 100 college professors from Colorado and around the nation, who strongly believe Amendment 64 should be law.
Three CU regents abstained from the vote, leaving the other 5 to oppose Amendment 64.
“As a former prosecutor, I believe that marijuana is bad for people’s health,” said Regent Michael Carrigan who, as chairman of the board, felt the need to abstain from the vote. Who reading this has ever gotten health advise from a prosecutor, former or otherwise?
Regent Stephen Ludwig said there wasn’t enough time to study the matter properly and that the vote was based on political opinion. Either way, said Ludwig, “[i]f marijuana were legalized we wouldn’t allow it on campus any more than we do beer.”
Was anyone clamoring for the opinion of the CU Board of Regents on this matter? Or do they just like so have meetings so they can talk and vote on random things?