Colorado lawmakers concluded a historic session Wednesday that saw ruling Democrats exert their power to pass sweeping gun laws, same-sex civil unions, and in-state tuition for immigrants in the country illegally.
Colorado lawmakers were closing a contentious and weighty term Wednesday with big decisions settled on gun control to immigration to marijuana. But the 120-day session didn’t end without a dose of partisan sniping and a few big ideas left on the table.
With time running out to regulate marijuana, Colorado senators scrambled Friday to advance a sweeping series of regulations and taxes on the newly legal drug.
Colorado lawmakers are running out of time to talk about pot.
Recreational pot taxes above 25 percent have won final approval in the House and await action in the Senate.
Marijuana legalization could be going back to the ballot in Colorado — a prospect that infuriated pot legalization activists Friday.