Comment of the Day

Reader: Amendment 64 establishes untaxed, black market marijuana for all

Our post about Governor John Hickenlooper's signing of Amendment 64 turned out to be a fount of conversation. But while Hick's proclamation allowed possession of an ounce or less of marijuana for adults 21 and over, a sales mechanism is not yet in place -- a contradiction noted by one of our readers.

orbitservice writes:

The problem with this situation is that it is now legal to possess marijuana, but there are no places legally to sell it to you... So you can buy it on the street, but not from a dispensary. Is this what you had intended, Mr. Hickenlooper? Untaxed, black market marijuana for all?

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