Denver’s Rocky Mountain high | East Villager & Lower East Sider

Denver’s Rocky Mountain high

Photos by John Penley
Photos by John Penley

Former longtime East Village activist John Penley has been in Denver following the legalization of buying marijuana there earlier this year. Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters supported legalizing pot. Washington has also legalized marijuana sales, and four other states are expected to follow soon, including Alaska, California, Florida and Oregon, plus Washington, D.C. Pictured on this page, clockwise from above left, an employee tending cannabis plants in a greenhouse, a Pony Express monument, two women readying to light up, a store — the Green Solution — where pot can be purchased legally and Purple Haze.