Amendment 64 Task Force Issues Final Report
The task force designated by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to make recommendations for the implementation of Amendment 64, legalizing marijuana in Colorado, has concluded its work and issued this 165 page report.
Included in the report are 58 recommendations,
....on everything from how recreational marijuana stores should be regulated to whether people should be able to smoke pot in bars.
The report will be considered by a joint legislative committee (not a pun, that's the terminology used to reflect it will include both House and Senate members.) The committee will meet twice in March.
Committee members hope to complete their review of the recommendations by March 29, then propose bills that would enable the implementation of Amendment 64.
While the feds have not yet stated a position on Amendment 64, Hickenlooper's chief legal counsel thinks the level of detail of the regulations result in them largely staying out of it.
"I believe, if we can convince them that we're able to do all that, then they will take the same stance on adult recreational use of marijuana as they've taken on medical marijuana," [Jack] Finlaw said.
The Department of Justice is not interested in prosecuting recreational marijuana use or even grows. It might be interested in interstate transporting -- or keeping marijuana away from kids and schools, but the regulations are sufficiently detailed on these points, so I agree they will mostly stay out of it with respect to those in compliance.
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