Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:10 PM
fizzgig (24,086 posts)
Colorado Attorney General: We will implement Amendment 64
DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers reacted to Tuesday's passage of Amendment 64 which allows for the legal, recreational use of marijuana, saying "despite my strongly-held belief that the legalization of marijuana on a state level is a very bad public policy, voters can be assured that the Attorney General's Office will move forward in assisting the pertinent executive branch agencies to implement this new provision in the Colorado Constitution."
Suthers, however, was quick to remind Coloradans that the federal government can still criminally sanction possession/use and distribution of marijuana.
Suthers also mentioned the desired tax language on Amendment 64 - which would have imposed a surtax of up to 15 percent on marijuana sale and sent that money to K-12 schools - was not properly worded. This means that tax will not be done. Now, the decisions rests with the Colorado Legislature to implement such a tax.
Amendment 64 will allow adults over 21 years of age to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. It also would allow people to grow as many as six marijuana plants in private, secure areas.
i don't see the leg not implementing such a tax, gods know the schools need it, we're 29th in funding for k-12. less than an ounce has been a petty offense for years, but i am so glad my state took this step.
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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:29 PM
ROBROX (392 posts)
3. 18 STATES AND COUNTING
14. New Jersey
15. New Mexico
17. Rhode Island