Denver’s Mayor Says He’s ‘Converted’ On Legal Recreational Marijuana

As local officials across Massachusetts are bracing for the start of legal marijuana sales next month, the mayor of Denver took to the Boston airwaves Monday morning to describe his experience running a city with legal pot.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, a Democrat who like Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh “adamantly opposed” legalization, told Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” on Monday that his fears did not come to fruition and that he is “converted.”

“The sky hasn’t fallen like I thought it would,” he said. “If you regulate it properly, enforce the laws around it and you set up your government to help work collaboratively with the industry, good things will happen.”

Hancock said his office has been working with Walsh’s office to help Boston prepare for the expected launch of legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts in July.

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