A64 task force recommends 15-25 percent pot taxes, Hick warns of homeless youth increase

The final meeting of the Amendment 64 Task Force began with a warning from co-chair Jack Finlaw: "I'll be happy to be out of here by six." And as the hours dragged on, it appeared he would get his wish -- right down to the minute.

The task force used all of its allotted four hours plus one in a meeting that ran the gamut from complicated, contentious tax code recommendations to the relatively straightforward recommendation to add marijuana smoke to the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act.

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Charles Trowbridge