Colorado Draws Up Rules for Legal Pot; Panel Believes 'Very Strict Regulatory Framework' Will Ease Feds' Concerns

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Colorado Draws Up Rules for Legal Pot; Panel Believes 'Very Strict Regulatory Framework' Will Ease Feds' Concerns


Byline: Valerie Richardson , THE WASHINGTON TIMES

DENVER -- A Colorado marijuana task force presented its proposed regulations to the state Legislature on Wednesday that the group's chairman says should alleviate the federal government's concerns about allowing states to legalize adult recreational marijuana.

Jack Finlaw, co-chairman of the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force, said the 165-page report includes recommendations on regulations, fees, taxes and safeguards that cover an exhaustive host of issues.

I think the federal government needs to know that we are endorsing a very rigid, very strict regulatory framework, said Mr. Finlaw at a news conference. I believe if we can convince [them] that we are able to do all of that, they'll take the same attitude toward adult use recreational marijuana that they have toward medical marijuana.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has yet to announce whether he will permit Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana after voters in both states passed ballot measures in November allowing the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and older.

Given the lack of federal input, both states are proceeding with creating a regulatory framework for the cultivation, distribution and sale of marijuana, modeled on the rules now governing the sale of liquor and tobacco.

The Colorado Legislature has formed a joint committee charged with reviewing the task force's report and passing marijuana regulations. Colorado already has laws and rules in place governing the cultivation, distribution and sale of medical marijuana.

The task force's 58 recommendations include requiring companies to have common ownership from seed to sale, and allowing only Colorado residents to grow, process and sell marijuana. …

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