El Paso recreational cannabis customers have to either shop in the quaint resort town of Manitou Springs, or take I-25 south to Pueblo or north to Denver.
In Boulder, 13 people have applied and four were eligible for an expungement. In Denver, 48 people have applied so far.
The program will help people vacate convictions for any marijuana offense now legal under state law. The city estimates around 10,000 convictions could be eligible.
Hickenlooper has managed to keep people guessing over the years about how he really feels about legal marijuana.
When state voters legalized recreational marijuana through Amendment 64 earlier this decade, the e-cigarette industry had just started to take off.
Boulder County Assistant District Attorney Ken Kupfner said it was a matter of “fundamental fairness” given that possession of marijuana is no longer illegal.
Richard Kirk claimed he killed his wife four years ago because he ate an edible.
It was the first time a jury considered a lawsuit using federal anti-racketeering law to target a marijuana company, and it will likely discourage similar cases in the future.
Vulnerability to similar pending suits in other states is among the many risks facing marijuana businesses licensed by states but still violating federal law.