facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Colorado pot law task force convened

Dec. 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM   |   Comments

DENVER, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A task force charged with implementing Colorado's recreational marijuana law held its first meeting Monday.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper created the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force, consisting of 24 members, to ease implementation of the Rocky Mountain State's first-in-the-nation law legalizing pot for pleasure's sake.

The Denver Post reported the initial meeting was largely perfunctory. Agenda items included introductions, "objectives, expectations and guidelines" and "issue identification." Amendment 64 requires the state to begin issuing licenses for marijuana stores by Jan. 1, 2014. The task force will create a framework for state legislators to use in crafting the laws required under the voter referendum, which passed Nov. 6.

The state's legislative session begins in January, meaning lawmakers and the task force will need to act quickly if implementation is to take place in 2014, the Post said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
3
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
4
Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym
5
Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback