Final pot votes scheduled in legislature Wednesday; Session wraps up tonight

DENVER - Colorado lawmakers are closing the 2013 session Wednesday with two major issues on the table -- how to tax and regulate marijuana.

Final votes are expected Wednesday on House Bill 1317, regulating marijuana stores, and House Bill 1318, which will set a 15 percent excise tax and a 10 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana.

Democrats in control of the Legislature this year have passed the strictest gun laws in Colorado's history, including limits on the size of ammunition magazines and universal background checks.

They've also approved civil unions and decreased tuition for immigrants in the country illegally who graduate from Colorado high schools.

Colorado legislature: http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2013A/cslFrontPages.nsf/HomeSplash?OpenForm

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