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Pot regulation work begins in Colorado

Published On: Dec 17 2012 08:22:02 AM CST

Colorado wasn't the first state to legalize marijuana, and officials wanted to keep the adoption of a voter-approved pot amendment low key.

GOLDEN, Colo. -

Marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but regulation of the drug is just beginning.
    
A 24-member task force appointed to set up pot rules meets Monday for the first time.
    
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed people from law enforcement, marijuana advocacy groups and even agriculture to write regulations for marijuana. They'll be coming up with rules for how to keep marijuana from children and how to make sure the drug is produced safely and doesn't end up in neighboring states that don't allow the drug.
    
Another topic for the task force will be deciding whether to allow Amsterdam-style marijuana clubs.
    
The task force has until February to send suggestions to the governor. The Department of Revenue must adopt the regulations by July, with sales possible by year's end.

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