Amendment 64: John Hickenlooper setting up broad task force regarding marijuana measure
Governor John Hickenlooper and Attorney General John Suthers talked to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder by phone today. They emphasized the need for the federal government to articulate what its position will be related to Amendment 64. Everyone shared a sense of urgency and agreed to continue talking about the issue.The task force's conversation will be shaped in large part by this response. But McAllister already has some ideas about consumer-oriented topics in need of discussion by the task force.
"We want to make sure there's no registry of names or overly burdensome record keeping -- like something showing that John Smith smokes two ounces a month," McAllister said. "We want to protect consumers' privacy in the process.
"Obviously, consumers had a major role in the approval of Amendment 64, and we want to make sure they're represented to the maximum amount possible," he added. "That's what we're seeking."
And they may just get it.
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