Legislature Unveils Long-Awaited MJ Regulation 
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Legislature Unveils Long-Awaited MJ Regulation 
Posted by CN Staff on April 19, 2013 at 14:44:29 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- Lawmakers late Thursday introduced a long-awaited bill of proposed regulations for recreational marijuana, moving Colorado one step closer to a legal pot marketplace.The 57-page bill contains most of the ideas endorsed by a special legislative committee for how recreational marijuana businesses should operate and be structured. A second bill, also introduced late Thursday, lays out a proposed tax structure for marijuana that voters would be asked to approve.
Both bills must be passed in the state House and Senate  requiring a minimum of six different votes  by May 8, the end of the legislative session. If they are not, it is likely lawmakers would consider a special session this spring to try again, since this is the only opportunity the legislature has to weigh in on marijuana regulations before pot stores open around the beginning of 2014.The main regulation bill  House Bill 1317  is sponsored by Democratic Rep. Dan Pabon, of Denver, and codifies how marijuana stores are to operate and be governed. Among the bill's major points:SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author:  John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: April 19, 2013Copyright: 2013 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  -- Cannabis Archives 
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