Colorado's Amendment 64 Task Force expected to release marijauna report Wednesday

DENVER - Colorado's marijuana task force that has been debating how the drug should be grown, sold and taxed has finished its work. The group is making its recommendations final Wednesday in a report to be released to lawmakers.

The Amendment 64 Task Force included pot advocates, law enforcement and government regulators. The task force looked at everything from labeling standards to recommendations for keeping the drug away from children.

The task force report is just a series of suggestions. The final marijuana regulations will be made by state lawmakers, who have created a special marijuana committee to look at nothing but pot regulation.

The City of Denver is still considering opting out of Amendment 64, which would mean marijuana could not be sold for recreational use in the city, despite overwhelming approval for the amendment last November.

7NEWS discovered there are at least 19 Colorado communities planning to strictly regulate marijuana retail sales and personal cultivation.

If Denver were to take the same path, it would be the largest city in the state to do so.

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. The U.S. Department of Justice has not said whether it will sue to block Colorado's law.

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