Gubernatorial Candidates Advise Caution On Legalized Pot

October 27, 2014 10:15 PM

Gubernatorial Candidates Advise Caution On Legalized Pot
" DENVER (CBS) – Recreational pot has played only a small role in the Colorado governor’s race.

The race has been dominated instead by questions about crime and punishment as well as leadership and jobs, but a question about legalized marijuana was posed during the final debate in the race.

That debate took place last Friday, and it was presented by CBS4 and Colorado Public Television 12.

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CPT 12 Political Analyst Eric Sondermann raised the issue, asking what advice the candidates would give other governors when it came to dealing with legal marijuana.

Both men said they had received such calls, and both agreed caution is key.

CBS4 News Director Tim Wieland, center, and before the CBS4 Gubernatorial Debate between John Hickenlooper, left, and Bob Beauprez, right. (credit: CBS)

“I think we are very much in a learning phase here in Colorado,” said Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. “The people of Colorado supported Amendment 64 by a significant majority "

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