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Hickenlooper to create task force on Colorado marijuana legalization

Gov. John Hickenlooper will create a task force to deal with the fallout from the state's legalization of marijuana use, possession and sales.

Eric Brown, the governor's spokesman, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that the yet-to-be-formed task force will work "to identify the policy, legal and procedural issues that need to be resolved related to Amendment 64."

"The task force will be charged with offering suggestions for legislative and executive actions that need to be taken for the effective and efficient implementation of the amendment," Brown said.

The task force is to include state officials, lawmakers, marijuana advocates and other "stakeholders" — likely a reference to law-enforcement, drug-treatment and community representatives.

Read more at DenverPost.com.