Frontier Days not overly worried about marijuana from Colorado

Jul 18, 2014 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Organizers of Cheyenne Frontier Days and local police don't see a cause for specific concern about wider use of marijuana bought legally next door in Colorado.

CFD Security Committee chairman Hoy Myers says he isn't planning any particular precautions to screen for marijuana use during the rodeo.

He says routine bag checks at the entrance to Frontier Park will be conducted as usual. If any marijuana turns up the matter will be referred to police.

Officer Dan Long with the Cheyenne Police Department said the department isn't planning any specific detail aimed at marijuana users.

He says it remains to be seen just how many attendees will take a side trip to Colorado during their time in Cheyenne for the purpose of buying marijuana.

Colorado voters approved retail marijuana sales in 2012, and the first retail shops opened last year.

Even if pot is bought legally in Colorado, that doesn't mean it's legal in Wyoming, where state law prohibits, the purchase, sale, possession and consumption of marijuana in any way, shape or form.

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