Colorado Senate backs pot dispensary regulations |

Colorado Senate backs pot dispensary regulations

DENVER – The Colorado Senate has passed regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries.

The Senate voted 26-9 in favor of the legislation Thursday, sending it back to the House to review changes made to the bill. They include a sales tax exemption for marijuana sold to low-income people.

The lack of significant changes to the bill makes it likely that lawmakers will be able to pass regulations before they adjourn next week.

Some lawmakers who voted for the bill say they have a lot of reservations. Some want better control of the industry, and others want clear rules to prevent dispensaries from being raided by drug agents.

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