Marijuana task force presents recommendations on taxing, selling, regulating pot Thursday

Deadline today to give lawmakers recommendations

DENVER - Marijuana regulators who are considering how the drug should be taxed, sold and regulated in Colorado are facing a deadline to get their ideas to state officials.

A marijuana task force appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper plans its final meeting Thursday. The task force is giving a lengthy set of recommendations to state lawmakers and the governor's office.

The marijuana task force has several questions still to work out. One big question is how to tax the newly legal drug. Voters wanted excise taxes to go to school construction, but pot taxes will also have to pay for safety enforcement and drug education measures. Estimates vary widely on how large the marijuana market will be.

Created by Hickenlooper Dec. 10, the Amendment 64 task force has also been considering pot use in the workplace and advertising for retail shops.

Task force members have been warned to expect to work late on Thursday.

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