• Posts Tagged ‘Policy Alternatives’

    Advocates form a “shadow task force” to influence the official Colorado task force on Amendment 64

    by  • January 14, 2013 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    ”On the day Governor John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64, he also announced the formation of a task force intended to make recommendations about the measure’s implementation. Since then, some observers have complained about the task force’s membership. Hence, a number of reformers are announcing today the creation of an A64 Shadow Task Force intended to help influence the...

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    A-64 Implementation Task Force considers a state-run retail operation

    by  • January 9, 2013 • Official Reports • 0 Comments

    ”With A64 official, it is now legal for adults to possess small amounts and smoke marijuana in private. But the legislature still has to establish rules for how pot will ultimately be regulated and sold. The commercial component is a central consideration of the task force and one that has raised questions about whether retail marijuana shops...

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    Gov. Hickenlooper orders task force to write A-64 rules

    by  • January 1, 2013 • Official Reports • 0 Comments

    ”They have two months to create the rules to regulate a new industry of legalized, regulated marijuana sales in Colorado. They are members of a task force created by an executive order on December 10, when Gov. John Hickenlooper officially declared Amendment 64 law.  Their mission: establishing a regulatory framework for a new statewide marijuana industry… There are five...

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    Kleiman: A “grow your own” system provides benefits over the “alcohol model”

    by  • November 12, 2012 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    A “grow your own” system might make marijuana legal but without exploding consumption rates. “Mark Kleiman.. parses the possibilities: “…A “grow-your-own” system with an unregulated market of small-scale producers has some attractive features, compared to the alcohol model: There won’t be any marketing executives using their ingenuity to create as many as possible of the...

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    Roger Roffman: marijuana legalization should be based on a six-point public health model

    by  • November 9, 2012 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    Roger Roffman at CNN: “What is a public health model? In brief, it’s an approach that acknowledges use of marijuana can present harms to the user and to public safety, and includes provisions to prevent or ameliorate those harms. A public health model includes six key elements. Washington state’s new law incorporates each of them. The first is...

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