Boulder begins to tackle marijuana legalization topics

BOULDER — More than three months after Colorado voters chose to legalize marijuana through a constitutional amendment, towns and counties are beginning to establish guidelines and rules for how marijuana business will operate within their jurisdiction.

On Tuesday, Boulder officials began discussions on marijuana regulations and what the impact could be on the city’s residents.

Among the concerns: keeping marijuana from ending up in the possession of minors, establishing where marijuana shops could be operated, and keeping marijuana smokers out of public view.

Any decision, including those made on Tuesday night, will still face several hurdles until state lawmakers and federal officials decide on how to best implement amendment 64.