Marijuana magazines to be treated like porn, and other oddities of main pot bill

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Earlier this week, marijuana attorney Warren Edson gave us his first take on the House-approved draft of HB 13-1317, the main regulatory measure pertaining to the implementation of Amendment 64. Now, after weighing in on issues like vertical integration for retail pot shops and temporary exclusivity for existing MMJ centers, he's had a chance to dig further into the massive document (on view below) -- and he found a number of weird items pertaining to topics ranging from edibles to weed magazines.

A shockingly large chunk of the latest draft -- around twenty pages out of 86 total -- pertains to a THC driving standard. Read the entire document below.

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As we've reported, a bill to establish an intoxication standard of five nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood -- a limit based on what critics see as dubious or nonexistent evidence -- was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee. (The Senate rejected similar bills in 2011 and 2012.) But the concept still has a lot of support in the House and among law enforcement groups, who wrote in a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper and other officials that passing legislation without the THC standard would be irresponsible. Hence, the hefty amendment to HB 1317.

Is any of this material new? Not at all, says Edson, and some of it even predates the previous failed bills.

"It's just the same, regurgitated stuff from the original bill," he notes, "but they made it bigger and broader by absorbing the standard DUI language. All they did was cut and paste the DUI statutes we've already got on the books into the bill." As such, "it's basically the same five nanogram standard that we've all been complaining about -- and if it passes, it's going to wind up with folks being prosecuted who aren't intoxicated."

The Senate can still strip out this language, and is likely to do so. But given that legislators are in the closing sprint to the May 8 end of the session, Edson isn't taking anything for granted.

Another odd segment pertains to marijuana magazines. It calls for "a requirement that magazines whose primary focus is marijuana or marijuana businesses are only sold in retail marijuana stores or behind the counter in establishments where persons under twenty-one years of age are present."

In other words, a convenience store wanting to stock publications such as High Times or THC Magazine won't be able to do so in standard racks easily accessible to customers. Rather, issues will be next to porno mags, with their covers presumably shielded to protect children -- and customers will have to ask clerks to grab copies for them.

This edict leaves Edson slack-jawed.

Continue for more about oddities in the marijuana regulation bill, including the complete document.


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fognl7
fognl7

One thing we can all agree upon: the wisest interlocutor is always the first to post a sodomy analogy.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Get REGULATED, bitches !! ... you VOTED FOR IT !!

Colorado lawmakers introduce third measure on Stoned Driving

The new bill, House Bill 1325, landed on a day when the Colorado legislature was already stretched thin by marijuana. At the same time a House committee was hearing HB 1325, a Senate committee was taking public testimony on the regulations bill — House Bill 1317 — and yet another House committee was hearing testimony on a separate, less-contentious bill on rules for recreational marijuana.

The bill sets a limit of active THC — the psychoactive chemical in marijuana — that drivers can have in their blood before juries could presume them to be stoned

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23159595/colorado-lawmakers-introduce-third-measure-this-year-stoned



Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Nothing like a quiet night, home alone w/ the latest edition of 'High Times' .

It gives me a boner like reading the '911 Commission Report' or the Bible, just w/o all the photos and advertisements !

OR watching Hotay & stuka argue ....

Testecleese
Testecleese

That's a brand new market opening up, people! Now we'll have to read High Times under the covers, with a flashlight and some INFUSED lube!


rolanddeschaines
rolanddeschaines

Do they put alcohol behind the counter and shield its packaging as well? Thought not. Just another example of government trying to ignore the will of the people. I think it's about time we had a civil war, and kick these assfucks out of our country. Tired of talking. Tired of being at the mercy of a government that has no concern for me or mine. Tired of paying for people to ruin the lives of Americans with my tax dollars. Tired of peoples children being taken away for a plant. Tired of needless incarceration. The politicians that stand between Americans and their freedom need to be hanged by the neck until dead. Period.

Monkey
Monkey

Boobs and buds are bad. Feed the kids violence all day, and tell them getting high and having sex is dangerous.  Then we can keep blaming guns for everything.

Cannatonics Apothecary
Cannatonics Apothecary

No, and Eric --- Perhaps the restrictions should be on the packaging and cover graphics... not on placement?

irq77
irq77

What a complete TURD of a bill.  When will the legislators learn; you can't polish a TURD.

Eric Koder
Eric Koder

Kevin you must not have kids if you think porn shouldn't be hidden from plain sight at a 7-11.

Kevin T. Ryan
Kevin T. Ryan

I don't think either should be hidden behind the counter.

Will Archambault
Will Archambault

Shut up bitch!!!! Talk about something worth while! sheesh

Tessera Weiss
Tessera Weiss

"shall be regulated and treated like alcohol..." that's what I voted for, maybe someday it will be what we get!

Peace Will Win
Peace Will Win

sure, while the gun magazines are right there...awesome.....humans are facking idiots

ryan.cordova
ryan.cordova topcommenter

In before Donkey's obsession with gay sex and being wrong rears it's dumbass head.

Mark Paco Slosky
Mark Paco Slosky

"Wine Enthusiast" and "Micro Beer Today" should be hidden behind the counter also! This discussion and media hysteria (including "Westword") sensationalizing this issue is just ludicrous after awhile.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay <===== More distortions, misrepresentations, DISinformation, and outright LIES from the prohibitionist jackass.

There is NOTHING in A64 about a 5ng/ml limit.

hth fucking moron

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Juan_Leg ...  no argument ... just Donkey disciplining his submissive bottom boy Stuka on proper slave behavior.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rolanddeschaines = another clueless tool who didn't read, much less comprehend what that worthless turd A64 proposed.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Matt_in_Boulder ""the memo" sent by A64 was that ignorant fucktards like you SURRENDERED TOTAL CONTROL of Marijuana over to Prohibitionists Politicians, the Insatiable Dept. of Revenue and the same Law Enforcement Goons who've been running the Drug War against you ...

... all for a PATHETIC OUNCE!

The VOTERS who supported A64 DESERVE this FRAMEWORK they BEGGED FOR rammed up their ass!


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Creedence 

Booooooooo yaaaaaaaaah!

The prohibitionist unethical incompetent lying Marijuana McLawyers who wrote that piece of shit A64 now stand to reap HUGE $$$ from "fixing" the clusterfuck disaster they created.

Talk about unethical CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

Makes as much sense as PAYING the ARSONIST huge $$ to rebuild the Homes and Businesses THEY BURNED to the ground.


Hey gullible bong-sucking stoners -- if you still have any doubt that Vicente - Sederberg are PRO-LAW ENFORCEMENT anti-marijuana SHILLS ... just blow out what little brains you have left.

The Pot Clown Circle-Jerk is now complete -- DEA agent MMED thug Matt Cook has left the Government for private marijuana consulting, and McShysters Vicente and Sederberg are now working for GOVERNMENT REGULATORS!

Bück Dich, suckers ... this Fist is going in DEEP!


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Tessera Weiss  = another idiot who didn't read, much less comprehend what A64 proposed.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Peace Will Win You make a good point, Peace Will Win. Thanks.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

@Patrick O'Reilly A well-chosen five words, Patrick. Thanks.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... Stupid Stoners and the Lying Self-serving McLawyers who wrote A64 were too fucking incompetent to include any Scientifically Objective DUI-m Standards when they declared and enshrined into the Constitution that DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA SHALL REMAIN ILLEGAL.

Clueless Bong-Sucking Retards are as Clueless Bong-Sucking Retards do !!

Creedence
Creedence

The memo said, "Go ahead and do whatever you want to us. Oh, and here's the power to tax us without limit to fund your efforts. Thanks again, and let me now bend over."

Creedence
Creedence

The "close-your-eyes-and-vote" crowd. Mebbe someday!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@michael.roberts  ... REGULATION WORKS, bitch!

Now receive the REGULATION you so naively bargained for, you puerile tool.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay 

There was already a DUID law on the books. hth fucking moron 

stuka1
stuka1

@Creedence ....and it's just as obsessed with gay anal sex as all the other ones!.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Creedence ... b-b-but the Wasteword headline said it was "Legalization" ... and no competent reporter ever called out Lyin' Brian Vicente and Mendacious Mason Tvert on their pathetic prevarications and flagrant frauds.


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