Reader: State sales of marijuana flies in the face of Amendment 64

In a recent post, Sam Levin presented one Amendment 64 task force member's argument in favor of the State of Colorado taking over sale of recreational marijuana, rather than allowing private businesses to do so. Voters don't want that kind of system, maintains one reader.

Cognitive_Dissident writes:

That is absolutely NOT what A64 calls for! State-run stores is the major reason Oregon defeated their initiative. I effing swear if you do this, I'll start selling.

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Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

"Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of marijuana; permitting a person twenty-one years of age or older to consume or possess limited amounts of marijuana; providing for the licensing of cultivation facilities, product manufacturing facilities, testing facilities, and retail stores; permitting local governments to regulate or prohibit such facilities; requiring the general assembly to enact an excise tax to be levied upon wholesale sales of marijuana; requiring that the first $40 million in revenue raised annually by such tax be credited to the public school capital construction assistance fund; and requiring the general assembly to enact legislation governing the cultivation, processing, and sale of industrial hemp?"

Since the government doesn't license itself, the obvious intent, from the title on down, is retail stores NOT run by the government.

I'm if I spent the time I spent to originally read the law, I could find several places in the legal text that follows where it makes it even more clear. So, you see, it's not merely what the public wants. It's what they voted for.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Stupid Stoners surrendered TOTAL Control of Marijuana over to BigGovernment REGULATORS via the bogus A64.

You clueless clowns now have ZERO say as to how recreational marijuana will be produced, distributed, sold and taxed in Colorado.

You punked yourselves, suckers.


@Cognitive_Dissident CD, the Wasteword does not care what the constitution says, they care about propagandising for A64, becasue that´s where their ad revenue comes from.  WASEWORD=PROPAGANDA

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