Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Pot, education and more: The Colorado House has two days to do the math

By statute, this session of the Colorado Legislature must end on May 12. Lawmakers have a lot of work to do before then.

The two hottest measures of this legislative session -- medical marijuana regulations and the education reform bill -- will both hit the House today. In the case of pot, the House must sign off on the amendments made to HB 1284 by the Senate -- including the controversial stipulation that the addresses of grow houses be kept confidential. But compared to the impending fight over SB 191, the teacher bill slated for a floor vote this morning, the pot measure looks, well, mellow.

Two days and counting.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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