Colorado gov’s weed advice for California: Focus on edibles, home grows, pesticides |

Colorado gov’s weed advice for California: Focus on edibles, home grows, pesticides

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says of the state's laws on home growing: "It's a stupid system, and I would encourage you guys to clamp down." Pictured: Hickenlooper talks with lawmakers after his State of the State address at the Capitol on Jan. 12, 2017.
Andy Cross, Denver Post file

Colorado’s governor played sage to California on Tuesday, warning lawmakers that their state has a “steep hill” ahead in legalizing recreational marijuana and urging them to pay close attention to aspects such as home-grow regulations, pesticides and public safety.

Hickenlooper addressed California lawmakers in Sacramento to share his lessons learned and words of wisdom from when his state launched first-of-its-kind, adult-use cannabis sales in 2014.

“It’s one of the hardest things we’ve ever done, one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in public life, but also one of the things I’m most proud of,” Hickenlooper said during a Senate Governance and Finance committee oversight hearing on cannabis tax system implementation.

Read the full story on The Denver Post website, click here.

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