Marijuana Questions Remain For Colorado Lawmakers

DENVER (AP) – Marijuana regulation is proving one of the thorniest problems facing Colorado lawmakers in their final three days of work.

Lawmakers made some progress Monday by sending one regulatory measure to the governor. The bill sets an open-container equivalent for marijuana and requires marijuana to face the same indoor air quality restrictions as tobacco. The House gave the bill final approval 62-3.

More controversial marijuana questions await resolution. One is a pot blood-level limit for drivers. The proposal has divided the House and Senate, and a committee vote in the Senate Monday moved the chambers closer to a showdown. Senators removed the DUI language from a House bill.

Lawmakers also haven’t decided how to tax the newly legal drug. Pot taxes of 25 percent await consideration by the full Senate.

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