Marijuana changes advance in Colorado Legislature

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado plan to spend $10 million studying the health effects of marijuana awaits the governor's signature.

The state House voted 60-5 Monday to take the money from medical marijuana fees to spend on health studies. The money comes from a surplus from medical marijuana fees collected by the state Health Department over the years.

The research plan was just one of the marijuana-related measures awaiting resolution in the final days on the state Legislature.

Lawmakers were also considering a bill to allow marijuana businesses to create financial-co-operatives as banking alternatives, along with measures on edible and concentrated marijuana.

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