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Incarcerated U: Smoking Pot in Colorado May Still Pose Legal Risks for Students (Video)

John Phillips interviews Denver journalism student Chris Utterback to learn the facts on the ground.

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March 3, 2013 - 11:59 am

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Colorado was one of two states to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes last November, but that doesn’t mean residents are free from prosecution for possession of pot. John Phillips speaks with Chris Utterback, a journalism student at Metro State University in Denver, Colorado about why a large majority of students backed Amendment 64 (pot legalization). Hear why Utterback believes drug laws have been responsible for ruining the lives of young people, and why college students still have reason to fear the law.

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Pot smoking is the least of their worries---Evidently in Colorado, Rapists and Child Killers have more rights than law abiding citizens carrying guns!
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why college students still have reason to fear the law.---------IMO: Pot smoking is the least of their worries---Evidently in Colorado theyre more concerned with demolishing the rights of law abiding citizens who own guns and protecting the rights of child killers and rapists!
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A drug conviction (usually federal law) usually results in disqualification from student loans (e.g. Sallie Mae, etc.), which might not be a bad thing.
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Nice beard. NOT!
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Maybe his second major is Amish Studies.

Seriously, there's an answer to the problem of pot laws ruining students' lives: don't break them. (Or at least don't get caught...)
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