Colorado lawmakers abandon plans to regulate cannabis clubs
Colorado lawmakers backed off plans to regulate marijuana clubs, saying the state would invite a federal crackdown by approving Amsterdam-style cannabis clubs.
The state House voted Thursday to amend a bill that would have set rules for how private marijuana clubs could work.
It was a dramatic reversal. Bring-your-own-MJ clubs had bipartisan support in the Colorado Legislature, and the measure had cleared the GOP Senate.
But lawmakers bowed to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who warned he would veto a club measure if it allowed indoor marijuana smoking. The governor also warned that clubs, and a separate proposal to allow cannabis
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