Colorado’s Marijuana Task Force Issues 58 Recommendations For How Pot Should Be Regulated

Colorado’s Marijuana Task Force issued its final recommendations for how the state ought to implement Amendment 64, though the actual regulations will be made by state lawmakers.

The 165-page report released Wednesday included 58 recommendations to be reviewed by the governor and state legislators.

Task Force Co-Chair Jack Finlaw, the Governor’s Chief Legal Counsel, called the report “very comprehensive” and said that it laid the groundwork for regulation.

“The Task Force recommendations will now need to be perfected through the legislative process and rulemakings by various state agencies,” Finlaw said in a statement.

(Click here to read the report in full)

– Read the entire article at The Huffington Post.



  1. Anonymous on

    One of the International issues is that the Treaty that has been agreed to by most Countries (at the behest of the U.S.) would make it illegal for any of thsoe signatories to loosen their internal laws and regulations. If a Nation has agreed that a substance cannot be sold, distributed or owned, then there is nothing to “regulate”.

    I am waiting to see how this is handled by A.G. Holder and the Justice Department, but I have speculated elsewhere that the Federal Government may seek to prove that the referendums, as passed by Colorado and Washington, are in effect an effort to effect foreign policy and Treaty Agreements with other Nations. That would perhaps give them an argument to have them nullified by the Supreme Court.

    But there is a definate march in the direction of legalization and taxation, and the need for revenue will likely be a contributing factor in this. There are few politicians that believe that the WOD is achieving anything, but the drug war issue is a political landmine area that few will venture towards. I hope that Holder will back off and advise the Justice Department to let the States set their own policy, but I would also expect checkpoints and dogs at all the State borders to check those ‘tourists’ as they go back home. I would also expect far more intense scrutiny of all packages being shipped from these two States, as is now the case with California mail as it passes through the distribution centers.

    We need a change at the National level, or we’ll still be chasing our tails down the road.

  2. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    Go Colorado! The world is watching.

    Both Colorado and Washington state are mentioned in this article about Copenhagen wanting to legalize.

    This just in about Copenhagen looking at legalization.

    I like the wording in the article that the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs “controls the production and sale of cannabis.”

    Actually, it doesn’t. It doesn’t regulate it, or control who can trade it or sell it. About all it does is prohibit it legally, which doesn’t control it. In fact, the drug war is such a failure that cannabis is out of control, out of control of governments everywhere.

    I wonder if they will allow foreigners to purchase weed, or will have some cockamamie weedpass (wietpas) like the Dutch minister dreamt up. I read somewhere online that Colorado will welcome cannabis tourism. I’m guessing Washington will, also

    A nice read:

  3. Cliff on

    After reading the recommendations I think the black market will still be in business. To much restriction and bs.

  4. Dave on

    More pot supported by lower price will lead most folks to eat rather smoke their medicine.

  5. Anonymous UK on

    I have just read the report and it covers just about every thing. It raises these issues but many will need revising when tried in practice. You have to start somewhere.
    One thing the report missed is using the taxation and regulation to promote safer ways to use cannabis. For example the regulations and taxes could be more restrictive on smoking and more favourable towards cannabis infused products and vaporisers. That said most users seem to smoke in some form or other and the report needed to address the habits and requirements of these users. But it is something of a missed opportunity since people new to cannabis will assume that smoking is THE way to use it when it is not the best, healthiest or most socially acceptable way to enjoy cannabis.
    (This would be much more of a problem in a country like the UK where cannabis is almost always smoked mixed with tobacco – so there are real problems of addiction and damage to users’ health if smoking were promoted as the de facto way of using cannabis)