Task force proposes marijuana potency, labeling rules for Colorado

DENVER - Marijuana potency in Colorado won't be limited -- but consumers should know how strong pot is before they buy it.

That's the recommendation made Monday by Gov. John Hickenlooper's task force on implementing Amendment 64, the constitutional amendment legalizing recreational pot approved by Colorado voters last fall.

Regulators say marijuana potency can't be capped. Instead, they recommended potency labels that include the relative amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in pot.

 Colorado lawmakers will ultimately decide the state's marijuana regulations. The task force is also debating consumer safety regulations including pesticide limits and how to label edible marijuana to prevent accidental overdoses.