Colo. gov to sign series of marijuana regulations

DENVER — Colorado’s governor is scheduled to sign a series of bills to regulate and tax legal marijuana.

Gov. John Hickenlooper planned a Tuesday morning signing ceremony for six measures related to the drug Colorado voters made legal last year.

The new laws will dictate how marijuana should be grown, packaged and sold. Another new law sends to voters the question of taxing pot at least 25 percent, with proceeds going to school construction and the cost of regulating pot.

Hickenlooper also plans to sign a bill creating a new driving limit for marijuana as an analogy to the blood alcohol limit.

Another bill becoming law addresses a tax problem faced by marijuana businesses, allowing them to claim certain business deductions at the state level even though their businesses violate federal law.



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