Amendment 64 faces repeal talks

By: Sara Zendehnam Email
By: Sara Zendehnam Email

Grand Junction, Colo (KKCO) ---

Amendment 64 legalized the use and possession of up to one ounce of marijuana in Colorado by people 21 and older, but now the law faces repeal talks by opposing lawmakers.

Although lawmakers have not publicly announced this repeal, they have begun discussions about it after legislators have yet to agree on a tax percentage to place on marijuana sales.

The proposed tax would be set at, at least thirty percent; however the public is skeptical of how high that number is. If a tax is set by November then the measure to repeal amendment 64 will be disregarded.

In the mean time, lawmakers have thirteen days before the end of this legislative session and anything presented must pass with two-thirds majority vote, which is a difficult thing to accomplish in such a short amount of time.

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