Colorado Governor Signs Pot Legislation Into Law
Colorado, one of the few states to legalize marijuana, signed legislation into law that will serve to regulate the drug’s usage in the state, reported the Denver Post.
After the 2012 voter approved constitutional amendment Colorado inhabitants over the age of 21 were permitted to be in possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer. Following the amendment, residents of the state will be allowed to grow up to six plants and purchase the drug at retail stores that are expected to open early in 2014.
Due to the newfound accessibility of marijuana, the state sought out measures to standardize rules for its sale and consumption. Colorado’s new legislation establishes rules regarding a legal driving limit for those under the influence. out-of-state buyers and packaging.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, though not an advocate for legalizing marijuana, signed the legislation to normalize it on Tuesday and called the measure “commonsense.”
The next legal measure regarding Colorado’s legalization of pot will likely be a state sale tax. The proceeds of the tax, which is likely to be 15% of the sale, will reportedly be earmarked for school construction, according to the New York Daily News.
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