Marijuana repeal considered in Colorado

Marijuana repeal effort considered in Colorado, where some want to tie pot to tax votes

Associated Press

DENVER (AP) -- Marijuana legalization could be going back to the ballot in Colorado — a prospect that has pot legalization activists furious.

The proposal for a marijuana ballot measure came as the House debated into early Saturday morning on bills to regulate and tax pot. One bill would state how pot should be grown and sold, and the other would tax recreational marijuana more than 30 percent. Lawmakers agreed to the first bill, but delayed a tax vote until Monday as the debate stretched past midnight.

A draft bill floating around the Capitol late suggests that a new ballot question on pot taxes should repeal recreational pot in the state constitution if voters don't approve the pot taxes.

Lawmakers have only a few days left to finish work deciding how to regulate the newly legal drug.

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