Governor Signs Amendment 64 Legalizing Marijuana Use
It's official. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed Amendment 64. Adult possession of small amounts of marijuana is no longer a state crime in Colorado.
Hickenlooper also issued an executive order today forming the 24-member Force on the Implementation of Amendment 64. Its membership will include lawmakers and stakeholders representing the interests of prosecutors, defense lawyers, the medical marijuana industry, backers of Amendment 64, the addiction treatment community, public health institutions, cities, counties, “a representative of marijuana consumers,” employers and employees, among others.
Its meetings will be public, and the targeted date for its recommendations to the governor is Feb. 28.
Congratulations, Coloradans. You did it. Voting matters.
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