Nancy Lofholm
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September 30, 2013
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Colorado mountain towns readying for recreational tokers

They won't have to "hide it up in Telluride" anymore.

Glenn Frey sang that famous line in his 1984 "Smuggler's Blues" ode to drug dealing. But at the first of the year, those looking to add reefer to their ski-town recreation experience will be able to stroll into Colorado Avenue stores and legally buy some Bubba Kush or Maui Waui.

Colorado's live-and-let-live mountain resort towns, including Telluride, Aspen, Crested Butte, Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs, are jumping on the opportunities opened up by Amendment 64 and are ready to add recreational marijuana outlets to the ski-town attractions of moguls and double-blacks.

With local ordinances already approved or in the final stages of tweaking, recreational pot shops will be operating in these towns at the first of the year, just in time for the influx of fun-seeking skiers.

Drawing a line

"I can tell you I already get tourists asking me 'Where can I buy my legal marijuana?' " said Telluride Town Attorney Kevin Geiger.

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