DENVER, CO - MARCH 07: Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper kicks off his presidential campaign during a rally at Civic Center Park Thursday evening, March 7, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post)

Q&A: John Hickenlooper on Colorado’s marijuana legalization and how he talks to his son about pot

Colorado’s former-governor-turned-presidential-candidate John Hickenlooper gets his fair share of pot questions on the campaign trail these days.

Voters in early states like Iowa want to know how it’s working and whether Denver really has enough marijuana revenue to pave its streets with gold. We talked to Hickenlooper on the eve of 4/20 about marijuana, what he tells his teenage son about smoking and where he comes down on legalization.

Here’s what he said, edited for clarity.

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