Interest groups battle over Amendment 64 appeal

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DENVER  - Marijuana tax rates and regulation are up for debate Friday in the Colorado House.

Pot legalization activists say there is also another effort underway in the state Capitol - an effort to possibly repeal marijuana legalization.

House members are scheduled to vote on a 30 percent pot tax and a separate regulation bill on how pot should be grown and sold.

Marijuana advocates provided 9NEWS with a draft of the proposal. 

The draft suggests two questions to appear on this November's ballot.

The first would impose two separate 15 percent taxes on pot, a wholesale tax and a sales tax.

The second question asks voters whether to repeal Amendment 64, which legalized pot, only in the event that the first question on taxes fails.

Meanwhile, some lawmakers are considering an attempt to change the tax measure. The change would say that marijuana legalization would be repealed if the 30 percent taxes aren't approved.

Expect a lot of intense behind-the-scenes negotiating in the legislature's final few days over how to regulate and tax pot, and whether it's possible to take legalization back to voters.

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