The Governor says that he hopes this will create a "solid framework" to help people purchase and use medical marijuana.The voter-approved initiative has encountered quite a few legal roadblocks in the 8 years since it was instated. Now, we have some clear-cut regulations.

According to the law, there will be a new tax on dispensaries. In addition, it establishes a state licensing system to grow, process, sell, transport or test marijuana. Non-smokable forms (i.e.lotions and tinctures) will be legal. A monitoring system will also be able to track marijuana from "seed to sale."

Also, local municipalities will be able to regulate the number of marijuana-based businesses in their own communities. The law goes into effect in 90 days.

Now, if we can just legalize it for recreational use, tax the heck out of it and use the money for our roads, that would be swell.


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