Now that it’s legal, what’s next?

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Now that it’s legal, what’s next?

Pot-law vagaries leave many dazed, confused
With the recent passage of Amendment 64, anyone 21 or older can light up a marijuana joint in Colorado.
Lawmakers must set about crafting regulations for the sale and taxation of marijuana.
Flying with weed

The Transportation and Safety Administration says it will notify local authorities of passengers carrying marijuana through airport security, even in states that have legalized marijuana. It is then up to local authorities to decide how to proceed.

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, the agency that typically responds to calls at Durango-La Plata County Airport, does not plan to pursue simple marijuana cases, said spokesman Dan Bender.

According to a TSA website:

“The Department of Justice is reviewing the legalization initiatives recently passed in Colorado and Washington state. The Department’s responsibility to enforce the Controlled Substances Act remains unchanged. Neither states nor the executive branch can nullify a statute passed by Congress. In enacting the Controlled Substances Act, Congress determined that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance. Growing, selling or possessing any amount of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Members of the public are also advised to remember that it remains against federal law to bring any amount of marijuana onto federal property, including all federal buildings, national parks and forests, military installations, and courthouses.”

It goes on to say:

“Law enforcement will determine how to proceed with the passenger who is attempting to transport marijuana – can include arrest, confiscation of the substance, request to dispose of the substance or allowing passenger to proceed. Passengers may be warned that if they are traveling into a state where marijuana remains illegal that they could face further consequences.”



Shane Benjamin

Now that it’s legal, what’s next?

With the recent passage of Amendment 64, anyone 21 or older can light up a marijuana joint in Colorado.
Lawmakers must set about crafting regulations for the sale and taxation of marijuana.
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