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Medical and Recreational Marijuana Legalization: Impacts on Counties

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    Medical and Recreational Marijuana Legalization: Impacts on Counties

    In the fall of 2012, voters in Washington State and Colorado passed ballot measures legalizing the use, possession and cultivation of recreational marijuana. The local control provisions in these two ballot measures differ greatly, however, and county association representatives will discuss how county governments in Colorado and Washington are dealing with the phenomenon of legalized marijuana. Topics of discussion will include state/local roles in licensing, drug-free workplace policies, taxation and financing the regulatory structure and the difficulty in reconciling state legalization with the federal Controlled Substances Act.

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    In the fall of 2012, voters in Washington State and Colorado passed ballot measures legalizing the use, possession and cultivation of recreational marijuana.
    2015-07-16
    Workshop
    2020-09-09

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