Amendment 64's Christian Sederberg upbeat about being named to marijuana act's task force
|Governor John Hickenlooper.|
Meanwhile, Sederberg has no complaints about the governor's office announcing the signing after the fact in what appears to have been an effort to prevent a large public celebration of the sort that took place at Seattle's Space Needle when Washington state's Initiative 502 became law at midnight on December 6. He's more focused on the fact that Hick affixed his signature in early December rather than early January, as he could have done.
"I am very happy that the governor's office moved as quickly as they have to make it so that from this day forward, adults in Colorado are no longer subject to punishment for the use and possession of limited amounts of marijuana," he says. "I'm very happy he did it now, so we can end the arrests and have resolution to any pending cases immediately.
"I think the governor's office has handled this well. There have been a few minor bumps along the way, but all in all, they've put in place a task force that will be able to effectively and quickly address all the concerns of the stakeholders."
Here's the list of task force members and their affiliations.
• Rep. Dan Pabon, appointed by the incoming Speaker of the House;
• Sen. Cheri Jahn, appointed by the incoming President of the Senate;
• Rep.-elect Dan Nordberg, appointed by the incoming House Minority Leader;
• Sen.-elect Vicki Marble, appointed by the incoming Senate Minority Leader;
• David Blake, representing the Colorado Attorney General;
• Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League;
• Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties Inc.;
• Chris Urbina, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment;
• James Davis, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety;
• John Salazar, the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture;
• Ron Kammerzell, the Senior Director responsible for the Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division;
• Christian Sederberg, representing the campaign to pass Amendment 64;
• Meg Sanders, representing the medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation industry;
• Craig Small, representing marijuana consumers;
• Sam Kamin, a person with expertise in legal issues related to the legalization of marijuana;
• Dr. Christian Thurstone, a person with expertise in the treatment of marijuana addiction;
• Charles Garcia, representing the Colorado Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice;
• Larry Abrahamson, representing the Colorado District Attorney's Council;
• Brian Connors, representing the Colorado State Public Defender;
• Daniel Zook, an at-large member from outside of the Denver area;
• Tamra Ward, representing the interests of employers; and
• Mike Cerbo, representing the interests of employees.
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