Officially, Colorado hasn't been very hospitable to tourists coming here to partake in the state's legal pot industry, with zero state-licensed consumption areas since recreational dispensaries first opened in 2014. But visiting cannabis users now have a powerful ally with the ear of Governor Jared Polis.

Denver dispensary owner and cannabis activist Wanda James was appointed to the Colorado Tourism Office board of directors on August 5.

James, who helped with Polis's gubernatorial campaign and managed previous campaigns for his congressional seat, is set on creating easily accessible areas where cannabis users can consume socially, and also promoting Colorado's still-rare industry outside of state lines.

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Thomas Mitchell ~ Westword.com

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