Marijuana

Amendment 64: Should the state run commercial shops for recreational marijuana?

Another controversial question has emerged at Governor John Hickenlooper's task force on Amendment 64, which legalizes small amounts of pot for adult use: Should the state operate commercial establishments for recreational marijuana? The group, which will ultimately present policy recommendations, hasn't made determinations yet, but the debate is likely to be contentious, since a state system would nix private businesses.
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