Colorado, Washington Wrestle With New Pot Rules

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A new industry is getting started in Colorado. A big one. And state lawmakers have just about two weeks left to figure out how to regulate it. We’re talking about recreational marijuana. When voters here approved it, they directed the legislature to figure out the finer points -- like who can grow, who can sell, and even who can buy. But, if lawmakers don’t act in time, the task falls on local communities. Today, we look at proposed rules that have come out in the last week or so. The legislature is holding hearings on two of them today. Joining us is CPR’s Ben Markus, who covers the marijuana issue for us. We’re also teaming up with his counterpart at public radio station KUOW in Seattle. Last November, voters in Washington State also legalized recreational marijuana. We wondered what our two states might learn from eachother. And so, host Ryan Warner also welcomes reporter Amy Radil.