Marijuana Bills Introduced in Colorado Legislature

By Thomas Mitchell

WESTWORD

We’re six weeks into Colorado’s 2019 legislative session, and pot proposals have been creating plenty of buzz.

While bills to provide medical marijuana patients with firearm rights and alter state DUI laws regarding marijuana use are as good as dead, measures that would expand medical marijuana access and pot-industry financing are still alive and kicking.

With a vocal supporter of legal marijuana in Governor Jared Polis, pot advocates and business owners expect additional legislative efforts this year to focus on social pot consumption, conviction expungement and the upcoming sunset of the state’s marijuana laws.

Here’s a breakdown of the seven marijuana proposals introduced so far (the summaries come from the text of the bills themselves):

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