Final day for marijuana task force in Colorado

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Marijuana regulators considering how the drug should be taxed, sold and regulated in Colorado are facing a deadline to get their ideas to state officials.

A marijuana task force appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper planned its final meeting Thursday. The task force is giving a lengthy set of recommendations to state lawmakers and the governor's office.

The marijuana task force has several large questions still to work out. One big question is how to tax the newly legal drug. Voters wanted excise taxes to go to school construction, but pot taxes will also have to pay for safety enforcement and drug education measures. Estimates vary widely on how large the weed market will be.

Task force members have been warned to expect to work late into the night Thursday.


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