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Colo.’s marijuana task force finishes work

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DENVER (AP) — 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 today 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.

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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