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Amendment 64 task force first meeting today: Welcome to the mild, wild West


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Task force member Christian Sederberg.
The task forces will also work to reconcile Colorado and federal laws -- a task that will be easier when the Department of Justice releases a more substantive statement on its stance than fish recipes. In that same interview with Barbara Walters, Obama noted that "It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it's legal."

On November 14, Hickenlooper and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for clarity on the federal government's position related to Amendment 64. Holder promises an answer is coming "relatively soon."

But not soon enough, if the task force is really going to get the job done. The possession and personal cultivation of pot are the easiest parts of Amendment 64 to address; the provisions for any retail sales will be much trickier. "As we move forward now with implementation of Amendment 64, we will try to maintain as much flexibility as possible to accommodate the federal government's position on the amendment," Hickenlooper said at the signing.

All task force meetings are open to the public. The first will be held at noon today, December 17, in the Department of Revenue Gaming Conference Room, 17301 West Colfax Avenue., Suite 135, in Golden.

Westword will be there. Watch for our report on The Latest Word.

From our archives: "Ask a Stoner: William Breathes answers more questions about Amendment 64 and beyond."



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markhopkins435
markhopkins435

so can 4 adults over 21,  living at the same house,  grow 24 plants in one grow area or do they have to maintain seperate areas....20 mexicans in  on  house 120 plants

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

Scarey picture of Hickenlooper --- 

CoreyDonahue
CoreyDonahue

Good job Westword!!! Keep protecting your advertizers with your reporting. Patricia selling out to Village Voice and ad sales instead for real reporting is not a good look on you.  But hey I remember when the Westword reported the news, to bad those days are gone.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

PLEASE come up with a reasonable definition of what a "plant" is--preferably something with roots extended into sufficient grow medium in which to flower (as opposed to something in a piece of bark or solo cup with a half-dozen rootlets sticking out.) Right now, just about anyone who clones for propagation (95%?) can be "busted" simply for having perhaps a half-dozen "potential" plants in addition to the mother and the flowering plants. Really, the vegging limit should have been more like two dozen, and that would have fixed it as well. I don't necessarily agree with, but understand the 3-plant flowering limit.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

The entire 3-Ring Pot Clown Circus is in town ... to see how fast they can COMPLETELY FUCK UP the pathetically written Amendment ... to the detriment of all users, growers and patients in Colorado.

tutonehcc
tutonehcc

It seems like a lot of medical marijuana caregivers, limited by plant count and having to register with various government departments will welcome the changes.  No longer will there be medical marijuana caregivers, but now recreational marijuana assistants.  MJ Assistants will be able to assist an unlimited number of adults over 21, though the assistant him / her self need not be over 21 or even over 18.  MJ Cultivation Assistants will be able to grow an unlimited number of plants for anyone on earth as well, so you can grow for your Facebook friends, 6 plants each.  Though you can't charge for cannabis itself, you will be able to charge an assistant or consulting fee for your efforts.  Welcome to the new world of legal recreational marijuana cultivation assistance.  We're gonna really get high now!

Lyria Lotjonen
Lyria Lotjonen

Legal means by which to exercise new legal rights under Amendment 64; a responsible source from which to obtain an ounce and/or seeds for example.

Mark Ball
Mark Ball

Id say making sure the feds dont interfere is top priority, its whats kept the medical programs from truly flourishing in many states.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Cognitive_Dissident 

A64 is quite specific -- no more than 6 (six) plants, no more than 3 (three) of which are flowering -- PERIOD ... no fucking exceptions!

The Voters have Spoken! -- REGULATION Works !!

ccapra
ccapra

@DonkeyHotay "to see how fast they can COMPLETELY FUCK UP the pathetically written Amendment"  That would indicate you believe there is something of value in the Amendment which is counter to what you've claimed.  I'm sure I've read it wrong though, but tell me.

D0NKEYH0TAY
D0NKEYH0TAY

@DonkeyHotay You must be so angry that you could not muster up enough energy to get some signatures on Am70.  Let it go.  You failed.  Accept it and move on with your life.  Maybe you can sell enough "First to Legalize" coffee cups to pay the rent...

D0NKEYH0TAY
D0NKEYH0TAY

@tutonehcc I am pretty sure that within the upcoming local regulations there will be a plant count limit in unlicensed facilities. Probably 12 plants per residence like Denver.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tutonehcc "having to register with various government departments will welcome the changes."

Utter nonsense. As many medical patients-growers and caregivers were exploiting the "or more as medically necessary" loophole to grow way more than 3 flowering plants per patients.

That overcount loophole does not exist in A64, it has a hard limit of 3 flowering plants per person with no exceptions.

@tutonehcc "MJ Assistants will be able to assist an unlimited number of adults over 21"

Utter legal nonsense. Your "unlimited" theory is about as legally sound as something Chris Bartkowicz or Doctor Reefer would have conjured up in their deluded minds.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Erick Torres  ... what idiot would beg the Government to TAX anything they actually cared about?

KathleenChippi
KathleenChippi topcommenter

@D0NKEYH0TAY @DonkeyHotay  

 So Donkey has nothing to do with I70 and neither do the fucking coffee cups.....I70 was me and Rico Colibri.  

 Legalize 2012 was CTI and Laura Krihoe and that is who apparently is selling the coffe cups.

And  I think 7 different people including myself have been accused of being Donkey --  so who do you even think your talking to in reference to I70 and coffee cups?  Da. 

tutonehcc
tutonehcc

@D0NKEYH0TAY @tutonehcc That type of private regulation came with 1284, not A-20.  Now A-64 says nothing about plant counts.  Besides, who is counting?  Furthermore, the plant count crap has never been tested in court and would likely fail.  You can do whatever you want in your own house.  Worst that would ever happen is being told to chop the excess down.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tutonehcc "Now A-64 says nothing about plant counts."

You really are one pig-ignorant fucktard, aren't you Tommy?

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