DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says state voters were "reckless" when they legalized recreational marijuana two years ago.
The governor was asked about legalization during a debate Monday against his Republican challenger, Bob Beauprez. Hickenlooper was asked to share his advice for other states with the topic on their ballots next month.
He says states should think long and hard before legalizing pot because it can increase youth access to the drug. He said Colorado's vote was reckless - but he added that the state's job now is to properly regulate marijuana.
Beauprez said he agrees with Hickenlooper about marijuana. The debate in Denver was hosted by business groups and mostly concerned the economy.