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Colorado’s pot industry needs better regulations, man

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Sean Higgins

A little bit of unintentional humor for you this Thursday morning, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal:

As Colorado lawmakers craft rules to govern the newly authorized recreational-pot businesses, a state audit has raised questions about regulatory oversight of the state’s existing medical-marijuana industry.

A committee of Colorado House and Senate legislators holds its final scheduled meeting Thursday as the legislature seeks to meet a May deadline to finalize laws covering recreational-pot sales, which were approved by state voters last year and are set to go into effect in 2014.

The recreational-pot industry is expected to be larger than its medical counterpart.

Recreational pot bigger than medical? Do you think?

Heck, I’ll go out on a limb and say that they medical pot industry in Colorado will shrink substantially once the recreational pot industry is up and running. Call it a hunch.

Note also that the story refers to “State Democratic Rep. Dan Pabon, chairman of the joint legislative committee on recreational-pot rules.” Yes, the joint committee, because why not?

 

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