By Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO
POT REGS PASS AFTER SIX-HOUR MARATHON: Massey’s bill would make a number of changes to Colorado medical-marijuana law, and nobody’s particularly happy, Post proclaims. This latest legislation: Requires small caregivers to register location of marijuana-growing spaces. Caps number of plants that makers of brownies or balms can grow. Ups penalties for people who make public patient records. Extends for a year statewide moratorium on new dispensaries. “We have a situation where our medical-marijuana program is run by the state tax collector, and you’ve really taken all the medicine out of it,” said Laura Kriho of the Cannabis Therapy Institute. Med-pot proponents really agitated over a newer bill, outlawing pot brownies.
FOX31 CAMERAS ROLL as Vidal, Hickenlooper don red pajamas, read stories to children and otherwise bury hatchet from “solemn-promise” episode. Are they Mick Jagger and Keith Richards? You decide.
THURSDAY’S INTRODUCTIONS: State Bill rounds ‘em up.
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LEGISLATIVE LEADERS HASH OUT BUDGET, 8 a.m., Room 0112.
MORE PROOF THAT THE LEGISLATURE IS HIGH-SCHOOL FOR OLDER PEOPLE: Ex-legislator Dennis Gallagher out with a Statesman column on “science of seating philosophy.”
NEW BULLYING BILL packed with mandates, Ed News Colorado says.
BINZ WON’T GO until decision on San Luis Valley high-voltage line.
POST COLUMNIST JOHNSON digs Jean White.
FROM THE DEAD-BILL BIN: Pay-go. Daylight savings. Mail elections. Unaffiliated voters in primaries. 16-year-old pre-registration. Student votes on CSU board.
CU PULLS OUT of politically tinged education forum.
ONE CALL BUYS THEM ALL: A number of political sites, including this one, are selling advertising space collaboratively. Have a message you need to spread to Colorado’s thought leaders? Call or e-mail Meg Satrom at 303-292-1212 or email@example.com.
HANCOCK HAS NO PROBLEMS with Metro Taxi campaign cash.
NEW MESA DEM CO-CHAIR is a local TV producer.
IT’S NOT A CAPITOL, IT’S A LABORATORY: CSU trotted out laser based ignition systems, algae-based biodiesel, intelligent electric grid control and clean burning fuel efficient biomass cooking stoves.
STULP WONDERS IF DENVERITES COULD CUT WATER USE to 80 gallons/day. (It’s 160 now).
SHE SAID IT: “You drop out of CSU, and you see where you end up? A job that you can’t even support your families with.” — Sen. Nancy Spence, lightheartedly. She attended the old Colorado A&M.
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