State Legislature Discussing Marijuana Regulations

By: KKTV/Associated Press
By: KKTV/Associated Press


State house and senate members have a big job ahead of them.
They're trying to decide how marijuana should be grown, sold and taxed.

They're taking into account suggestions outlined by a task force.

Among the recommendations -- a 15 percent tax plus a special sales tax on top of that.

Voters will have the ultimate say so and the tax measure could be on this November's ballot.

Colorado's marijuana task force is finishing its work.

The group is making its final recommendations today about how the drug should be grown, sold and taxed in Colorado.

The task force included pot advocates, law enforcement and government regulators.

The group considered all sorts of issues - including regulations for labeling pot and how to keep it away from children.

Some of the suggestions include taxing recreational marijuana up to twenty-five percent.

The task force also recommends adding measures for households with anyone under the age of 21 that would require marijuana to be put in an enclosed locked space.

We have included the full list of recommendations as a link to this story.

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

The US Department Of Justice has not said whether it will sue to block Colorado's law.

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