Colorado is now selling more recreational pot than medical pot, a turning point for the newly legal industry, tax records released Wednesday show.
The business of getting people high has produced some high returns for entrepreneurs in Colorado, but could the state’s “green rush” be coming to an end?
Colorado has struggled for years to rein in medical marijuana caregivers. Now that the drug is now legal for all adults over 21, the job isn’t getting any easier.
High hopes for tax money isn’t as expected as the state’s legal marijuana industry isn’t bringing in as much money as anticipated. In fact, tax revenue is way below expectations.
Colorado’s pot regulators are trying to make sure the state’s marijuana growers aren’t producing more pot than they can legally sell – a hedge against Colorado-grown pot ending up in states where it’s not legal.
As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry there will be more drivers high on pot and a big increase in traffic deaths.
Former Police Chief Greg Morrison has opened Totally High Country Brownies, Inc. based in Grand Junction.
The nearly 500 pounds of pot seized from U.S. mail in 2013 is likely is small percentage of what’s actually shipped throughout the United States, a drug task force said.
Just like soda machines spit out Coke by the can, automated pot-vending devices may be the future of self-service marijuana purchases.
An anti-marijuana campaign that features a human-sized rat cage won’t be coming to Boulder.