Department of Revenue
Sales of recreational marijuana rose slightly in Colorado in the second month of retail sales, according to state tax estimates released Tuesday.
When people buy marijuana from a store in Colorado, the ounce they can walk out the door with is fairly easy to measure. Not so when the pot is in concentrated form, perhaps baked into a cookie or brownie.
A Colorado loophole that allows people to grow hundreds of pot plants without going through background checks is likely to stay – for now.
It’s the first tax deadline for the first fully regulated marijuana market in the world.
State marijuana regulators and professors agree that things are going relatively well in the new business of legal pot.
Now that anyone who qualifies can open a retail pot shop in Colorado, state lawmakers will consider whether they should put limits on certain medical marijuana providers to close a potentially expensive legal loophole.
Hundreds of vehicle owners have been told they needed emissions tests when in fact they didn’t.
The debate continues over which counties will receive money if Coloradoans pass a sales tax on recreational marijuana. Some counties, which don’t allow recreational marijuana, still say they should get a cut.
The Colorado Lottery is getting criticized for its sales staff bonuses. State auditors say the Lottery has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars without tying the payouts the actual sale performances.
Colorado has become the first state to adopt regulations for recreational marijuana businesses, which are expected to open at the beginning of next year.