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Oct 10, 2012 11:28 AM by Greg Boyce

Commissioners oppose legalized marijuana

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously yesterday to go on record opposing Amendment 64, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. Amendment 64 will be on the November 6th ballot.

"Amendment 64 would make Colorado the first and only state in the entire United States to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes," Board Chair Amy Lathen read the resolution into the record. "Amendment 64 conflicts with federal law and jeopardizes federally funded projects."

Sheriff Terry Maketa said that if this amendment passed there would be no true accountability for the sale of marijuana on two major fronts. "Since marijuana is illegal at the federal level there will be no oversight. The Food and Drug Administration will not come up with standards, there will be no labeling," Maketa said. 

 

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