Governor to form pot task force

DENVER – Colorado’s governor is planning a marijuana task force while the state awaits federal response to a vote earlier this month to allow recreational use of the drug.

A spokesman for Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said the task force will include state lawmakers, marijuana advocates and state agencies that could be affected by the vote.

Hickenlooper and officials from Washington state have asked for federal guidance on the marijuana votes.

But there is no announcement yet whether the federal government plans to sue to block implementation of the pot measures. Washington’s law takes effect next week.

Colorado’s pot task force would recommend possible legislation about the measure. The governor’s spokesman said more details would be announced later.

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