Two recent Gazette editorials implored Gov. John Hickenlooper to veto House Bill 1258. He did so Monday.

The law would have allowed on-premises consumption at pot stores. This would put more people behind the wheel while under the influence of a psychotropic drug involved in a rising number of highway deaths.

Our most recent plea for a veto said: “The bill conflicts with the intent of voters. In the same phrase prohibiting consumption ‘that endangers others,’ Amendment 64 — and therefore the state constitution — expressly prohibits ‘consumption that is conducted openly and publicly.’ Consuming in places of public accommodation means using the drug ‘openly and publicly.’ “

Read more at the Colorado Springs Gazette.

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