Denver Mayor Hancock says that, although he was against legalizing recreational marijuana at first, he says it is making his city and the whole state wealthy.
"I had previously thought about all the problems but they don't seem to be any worse than that of alcohol."
Most of the city council also had some misgivings.
Elenore Haskins told a newspaper and Sunday magazine reporter that not only is it bringing in tourists, which we looked for, it has brought a whole lot more.
What Haskins was talking about was the huge selling of real estate, new stores opening and two munchie factories moving near Denver.
Mayor: All those are bringing in lots of tax money for the state and cities and also a lot more jobs for our people. We're going to do a lot more for our city infrastructure, roads, etc.
"I was against the whole idea at first also", admitted Haskins. "I guess when you're wrong, you're wrong. Anyone got a match?"