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Plans To Limit THC In Colorado Cannabis Struck Down – For Now

420 Intel reports:

Lawmakers have narrowly struck down the recently proposal by Colorado Representative Kathleen Conti to prohibit Colorado stores from selling marijuana products with a potency of more than 15 percent THC.

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But that doesn’t mean the fight to limit the amount of THC in legal cannabis is over.

The House Finance Committee voted down the proposal last week in a narrow 6-5 vote. But, according to reports by the Denver Post, the proposed limit was pitched in an amendment to House Bill 1261 reauthorizing Colorado’s rules for recreational marijuana stores. Since the hearing last Wednesday was the first hearing for the bill, lawmakers will have numerous other chances this legislative session to insert the amendment

“We’ll be revisiting this next year, for sure,” Rep. KC Becker, a Boulder Democrat, said at the hearing.

A cap would mean massive changes in the state where the potency of cannabis averages about 17.1 THC percent for bud, and as high as 62.1 percent for concentrates. In addition to concerns the proposal would remove concentrates from the market altogether, growers and manufacturers have voiced concerns that the proposed limit would send recreational users and patients back to the black market in search of stronger products.

The bill is scheduled to be heard next in the House Appropriations Committee.

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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