DENVER – Tourists who fly to Colorado to try legal pot can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them at the Denver airport.
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The airport has banned pot-themed souvenirs, fearing the kitsch could taint the state's image.
Marijuana possession and any pot-related advertising were already forbidden. Airport executives extended the ban this month after a retailer sought a kiosk to sell the boxer shorts and similar items that played off Colorado's place as the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales.
Ann Jordan is owner of High-ly Legal Colorado, which makes the souvenirs.
She asked why airport officials were "so riled up about the picture of a plant," and she noted that the airport has an exhibit celebrating another adult product, Colorado craft beer.