Posted: Mar 1, 2013 3:55 PM by Denver Post, Kirsten Bennett
Updated: Mar 1, 2013 4:24 PM
The task force set up by Governor John Hickenlooper to address recreational marijuana legalization met for the final time Thursday.
The Denver Post compiled a list of the recommendations.
Task force proposals for recreational marijuana in Colorado:
-Create an excise tax of 15 percent paid by marijuana stores at wholesale level
-Create a special marijuana sales tax paid by consumers
-Allow employers to fire employees for off-the-job marijuana use
-Allow marijuana sales to out-of-state residents visiting Colorado
-Restrict where and how marijuana stores can advertise
-Require marijuana to be sold in child-proof packaging
-Clarify that marijuana given away in exchange for a donation is illegal
-Include marijuana in smoking ban at bar and restaurants, effectively barring cannabis clubs
-Require marijuana grown at home to be in a room with walls and a ceiling. No outdoor marijuana growing.
-Require state and local approval for marijuana stores
-Create a seed-to-sale regulatory system for recreational marijuana businesses similar to medical-marijuana dispensaries.
-Require marijuana products to have labels of potency
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