Audit On Misspending Hot Topic In Thursday's Pot Regulation Committee Meeting


An audit revealing gross misspending in Colorado's marijuana regulation agency was a hot topic in Thursday's House-Senate committee meeting, pushing back any decisions on how to move forward with pot regulation.

Thursday was supposed to be the final day of discussion for lawmakers on the special House-Senate committee to regulate marijuana, but outrage over the audit derailed the conversation.

The audit revealed that the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division spent too much money on office furniture and staff cars, leaving little for tracking the growing and selling of medical marijuana.

A bill to regulate pot now won't be introduced until the middle of April. It was expected to be introduced next week. The expected vote Thursday on how to tax marijuana was also put off.

Lawmakers now have only a few more weeks to make important decisions on pot regulation.

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