Amendment 64 task force first meeting today: Welcome to the mild, wild West
|Task force member Christian Sederberg.|
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."