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Colorado Signs Marijuana Regulations Into Law

5/29/2013 10:37 AM ET

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper officially signed the state's new regulations for marijuana use into law on Tuesday.

Reuters reports that the new laws regulate blood-level limits for motorists and also set up a voter referendum that imposes a tax on the non-medical sale of cannabis.

"The laws ... signed today put the health and safety of our kids front and center," said Colorado House of Representatives Assistant Majority Leader, Dan Pabon. "They drive a stake into the heart of a large black market while creating a regulated, legitimate industry."

When signing the bills into law, Hickenlooper noted that he expects that the federal government will soon react to the fact that the new marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington state are in violation of federal drug law.

In addition to the new marijuana restrictions and regulations involving Colorado residents, the new bills also state that Colorado will limit the purchases of marijuana to non-Colorado residents to one-quarter of an ounce.

by RTT Staff Writer

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