In 2012 when the voters of Colorado passed legislation legalizing recreational marijuana, the Governor of the state highly opposed the law saying he wouldn't smoke pot "if he was alone in the forest". After a few years of dealing with legal marijuana, the Governor has changed his stance saying, "it's not as vexing as we thought it was going to be." Though projected revenue of 100 million was not met, the negatives of legalization far underwhelmed the predictions, giving visiting state legislators from around the country more reason to feel safe with legalizing in their homes.
"If you look back, it's turned out not to be as vexing as some people like myself.... I opposed the original vote, didn't think it was a good idea. But the voters spoke and we're trying to make it work, and I think we are. Again, it's not as vexing as we thought it was going to be."