Colorado was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana sales. Now the state’s voters may consider a ballot measure to allow cannibis smokers to carry concealed firearms.
The ‘‘Colorado Campaign for Equal Gun Rights’’ is working to put a question on the November 2016 ballot to have Colorado ignore guidelines from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about firearms and marijuana.
The measure would change state law to prevent sheriffs from denying concealed carry permits because of marijuana use. It’s a new frontier in the marijuana wars, and one that has divided gun-rights activists.
‘‘It’s just ridiculous,’’ said Edgar Antillon, one of the campaign organizers, who argues that firearms aren’t kept from alcohol drinkers. ‘‘Somebody can get extremely drunk — Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and all week if they want — and they can still get a concealed carry permit.’’