Colorado governor signs bills regulating recreational marijuana Lauren Laing at 11:56 AM ET
[JURIST] Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper [official website] on Tuesday signed a new set of laws regulating the use and sale of recreational marijuana. One law expands [HB13-1317, PDF] the medical marijuana enforcement division [official website] to encompass retail marijuana. The law also prohibits retail marijuana stores from selling more than one-fourth of an ounce of marijuana to nonresidents. Another law, subject to voter approval in the November statewide election, imposes a 15 percent sales tax [HB13-1318] on retail marijuana or retail marijuana products and distributes 10 percent of the total tax revenue among the state's local governments containing at least one retail marijuana store. A third law [HB13-1325, PDF] provides that drivers who are found to have five nanograms or more of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol [BMC Medicine article] per milliliter in whole blood may be charged for DUI.
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