Colorado Marijuana Regulations Signed into Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Colorado now has a set of laws to regulate and tax recreational marijuana.

This Thursday, April 11, 2013, photo shows Matt Brown, co-owner of Denver's new "My 420 Tours," looking over a sampling of marijuana edibles at a dispensary in Denver. "My 420 Tours," gives traveling pot users everything but the drug. Brown has sold 160 tour packages to visiting pot smokers for the April 20 weekend. Prices start at $499, not including hotel or air. Instead, the service plans to pick up marijuana tourists at the airport in limousines, escort them to Cannabis Cup and other Denver-area marijuana celebrations and take them to a cannabis-friendly hotel (a national chain that has given permission for Denver patrons to smoke marijuana on outdoor patios but doesn't want its name advertised). (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado now has a set of laws to regulate and tax recreational marijuana.

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed six pot bills into law Tuesday. The laws cover how marijuana should be grown, packaged and sold.

Another new law sends to voters the question of taxing pot at least 25 percent, with proceeds going to school construction and the cost of regulating pot.

Hickenlooper also signed a bill creating a new driving limit for marijuana as an analogy to the blood alcohol limit.

The governor said he believes the federal government will soon respond to the fact that Colorado and Washington state are in violation of federal drug law. But Hickenlooper didn't have a specific idea when.


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