Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado Essay

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Chelsea Williams | BODY PARAGRAPH | ENG 101 | | Williams | 8/11/2013 |

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There has been major news forming around the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. Medical marijuana has been effective in Colorado since 2000. Now marijuana is legal for recreational use for people 21 and up. Many rules and regulations follow the legalization of marijuana. Many people of Colorado fear this legalization, where others are totally for it and think it will help boost Colorado’s economy. I have found many
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Safe product testing and proper labeling were two of the key areas the Department of Revenue needed to provide rules on by August 2013 and the report provides ample detail. Labels must conform to the specific language requirements of the state including information on potency, amount of THC in the marijuana product, a clear set of instructions on how to properly use the product, a complete list of nonorganic pesticides, fungicides and herbicides used during cultivation, and much more depending on the type of product which can range from marijuana buds for smoking, a marijuana-laced food or a THC-concentrate like a marijuana "wax." All retail marijuana products must also contain these warning statements according to the Colorado Department of Revenue: “There may be health risks associated with the consumption of this product.” “This product is intended for use by adults 21 years and older. Keep out of the reach of children.” “This product is unlawful outside the State of Colorado.” “This product is infused with Retail Marijuana.” “This product was produced without regulatory oversight for health, safety, or efficacy.” The intoxicating effects of this product may be delayed by two or more hours. Recreational marijuana buyers must produce a government-issued photo
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