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Colorado 'pot porn' reg goes down to defeat

Posted on June 15th, 2013 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , .

ColoradoUS District Judge Richard Matsch in Denver on June 11 struck down a Colorado law that would have required businesses to place cannabis-related magazines behind counters. Matsch ordered a permanent injunction against Amendment 64 which would have treated cannabis-related magazines as pornographic material. The ruling comes a week after publishers and bookstores filed a lawsuit against the state.

In response to the suit, the Colorado Department of Revenue's State Licensing Authority announced it would not enforce the rule. An "emergency rule" issued by the licensing authority said "such a requirement would violate the United States Constitution" and Colorado law. Additionally, the Colorado Attorney General's Office announced that they would not to defend the rule. (Jurist, June 13; US News & World Report, June 6)

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