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Colorado’s Marijuana Task Force appears to be taking pains not to damage the state’s potential cannabis tourism industry

Recreational marijuana users in Colorado who aim to enjoy the herb’s new legal status in the Mile High State should expect potency labels on state-licensed pot, if a task force votes as expected on Tuesday.

Colorado’s Marijuana Task Force is also expected to vote against a residency requirement for buying legal marijuana, reports The Associated Press. This will make possible pot tourism — a potentially lucrative source of revenue for the state.

The expected potency rules would require marijuana stores to label products with the amount of THC, marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient.

Some critics of legalization have suggested that potency limits (similar to those in the process of being adopted in the Netherlands) be imposed. That idea is dismissed as unworkable by those in the industry.

The task force will also be deciding whether cannabis outlets should have to grow the marijuana they sell, and is also expected to determine the regulations surrounding home cultivation, including security requirements.

The task force’s recommendations will ultimately be approved or rejected by the Colorado Legislature.

 

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