Justice

Colorado Law No Longer Treats Marijuana Magazines Like Porn

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It didn’t take long for a new law treating marijuana magazines like pornography to be invalidated. Even before the law was passed requiring marijuana magazines to be placed behind the counter in stores with customers younger than 21, publishers vowed to file a legal challenge against the law. While the provision managed to pass in a slate of regulations on recreational marijuana, the state Attorney General agreed that the law was unconstitutional just a week later.

Now, a federal court has officially put the kibosh on the short-lived provision, approving an agreement between the state and the plaintiffs that the law is “void and unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment,” and averting unprecedented attempts to expand the definition of “indecent” speech to drugs.