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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.
Colorado’s pot regulators opened three days of hearings Tuesday to lay out licensing specifics before retail sales begin in January.
Colorado took a hard look at the agency that oversees marijuana sales this spring. Now state auditors are looking at the health department, which oversees the medical marijuana patient registry.