Colorado congressmen have different takes on state’s pot laws

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The legalization of marijuana in Colorado will cost the state jobs, or it should be a model for the nation. It just depends on whom you ask.

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who is being targeted by Democrats in the midterm election, last week told KOA’s Colorado Morning News that he’s concerned about how pot will play with corporate America:

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He said, “I worry — what about a Fortune 500 corporation that wants to move to Colorado? And the chief executive office has young kids and to say, ‘Do I want my children exposed to a culture where this is acceptable for adults?’ ”

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), meanwhile, has introduced legislation that would have federal authorities treat marijuana like alcohol. He has hailed Colorado’s new law.

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