Marijuana: Council's Amendment 64 Committee faces tough questions, has few answers

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The first meeting of the Denver City Council's Amendment 64 Committee, held yesterday afternoon, concluded with few answers but a big pile of questions.

The most pressing of the latter might also be the most formidable: Can the committee accomplish its goals within a very tight timeline?

Councilman and committee chair Charlie Brown addressed the looming tasks at the beginning of the meeting, drawing on his experience as a member of the medical marijuana committee three years ago. "It was a lot of work and a lot of time and a lot of effort, but we did it," Brown said. "And now we have to do it again."

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David Broadwell speaks to the committee.
Assistant City Attorney David Broadwell subsequently laid out the committee's deadlines before thanking the committee members for their participation and noting, "We're mainly just going to put issues on the table today to start the ball rolling, to set the table, and then, in the next couple of months, we'll come back and start picking them off, one by one ..."

The main matters pertain to the unexplored recreational-marijuana territory include funding, social impact and rules and regulations for marijuana retail outlets.

Commercial shops present the committee with perhaps one of its toughest decisions: to allow, or not allow.

"Obviously, the biggest threshold question for Denver or any other municipality or county is to reach consensus on whether we're in or we're not, or something in between, as someone alluded to earlier," Broadwell said. "But Amendment 64, certainly, embedded within it, is the idea of local option."

Continue for more about the first meeting of the Denver City Council's Amendment 64 Committee.


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betweenthelines
betweenthelines

Fuck these losers....They stonewalled the MMJ and they will do the same here....66% of Denver-ites voted for A64, which meant a vote for commercial retail outlets.The language on the ballot was CRYSTAL clear in regards to this......

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

"To allow or not allow." 

Of course, you're asking the wrong question. The real question is "To have a black market, or to have a white market." The commerce is already taking place. The question is whether to accommodate it above-board. Smart bureaucrats get out of the way of commerce.

tutonehcc
tutonehcc topcommenter

Its a good thing these jerks aren't too smart either otherwise weed have something to worry about.  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Perfect -- a bunch of know-nothing state bureaucrats doing what they do best ...

FUCKING UP EVERYTHING THEY TOUCH!

Bück Dich suckers! ... and prepare to get the FIST of REGULATION rammed up your rectum. goatse style!


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... Good thing that A64 didn't establish any Right to Use and allowed every Government, Corporate and other entity the POWER to continue to discriminate against ALL marijuana users, eh?


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@betweenthelines  ... which is why MORONS LIKE YOU surrendered TOTAL CONTROL of marijuana over to these "losers" via A64, eh numbnuts?


Dubley
Dubley

@betweenthelines Hi. Go back and read what was passed before you go about saying what the ballot language was. Because you're wrong.  

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Cognitive_Dissident  ... a FREE "black" market is way more efficient than a Government REGULATED "white" market.

But you already knew that ... if you were really a "principled" libertarian.


michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@tutonehcc Nice stealth reference to "weed," tutonehcc. Thanks for the post.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @Cognitive_Dissident Generally, it is. The only problem is it has to work in the shadows, because people don't like to be arrested, so you end up with things like sales to kids. In a free market, there would be market-based controls. That was supposedly the reason for legalization, or whatever it really is.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tutonehcc ... you mean the Gold FIST ... of REGULATION!

Bück Dich!, bitch!


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto = the shitstain who asserted, repeatedly, that he is glad when children receive FELONY prosecution/convictions for marijuana offenses.

Go fuck yourself, scumbag, and fuck your mother for bringing a worthless piece of shit like you into this world.

Any questions?

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@gustavo.picciuto I'm sorry you're an ignorant jackass with no imagination.

Pro tip: When criticizing "stupid" people, tell them why you think they're stupid, not that they're stupid. That only makes you look stupid, and unqualified to be the elitist you pretend to be.

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