DENVER (AP) -- Colorado lawmakers have put off marijuana legalization until the last possible minute -- and now they're facing some big deadlines to finish pot regulation debates.
The Senate had until midnight Tuesday to take action on separate bills to regulate and tax the newly legal drug. Those votes were derailed Monday by a short-lived attempt by leaders from both parties to seek possible repeal of recreation retail pot sales. The effort had the support of most senators, but it fell short amid threat of a possible filibuster and almost certain defeat in the House.
The Senate also needed to take a final vote on a controversial measure to set a marijuana blood limit for drivers. The driving bill won initial Senate approval Monday, after several defeats.