CO Pot Regulators Come to Grips With Legalization

How about dumping the regulators and letting it be?


The group in charge of creating rules for an industry that has never existed before — the recreational marijuana stores allowed under Colorado's newly enacted Amendment 64 — gathered its breath Monday before getting to work.

 The Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force did so in a space where there was little room to breathe.

Though the conference room at the Department of Revenue's gaming division offices in Golden is the biggest the department has, the room for the task force's first meeting was packed beyond capacity, with marijuana advocates, reporters and others standing against walls, sitting on the floor and crammed into the aisles to watch a meeting that mostly consisted of task force members identifying the issues they need to address.