Colorado and Oregon congressmen pitch new federal pot framework

February 20, 2015 9:13 PM

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Colorado and Oregon congressmen pitch new federal pot framework

DENVER (Reuters) - Two Democratic U.S. congressmen from Colorado and Oregon introduced separate bills on Friday that would regulate marijuana like alcohol in states where it is legal and tax sales of the drug at the federal level.

Colorado voters approved the sale and possession of recreational marijuana by adults in a landmark ballot in 2012 while Oregon voters decided last fall to follow suit.

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