Medical Marijuana Industry Group
Future recreational pot shops in Colorado have won a measure of flexibility. A legislative panel voted Monday to reject a plan to require marijuana shops to grow most of the weed they sell.
Amendment 64 passed easily in the city of Denver, but the debate over implementing it is far from over. The big issue is still whether they will allow retail stores in Denver.
Pot smokers in Colorado were the biggest winners in the vote that legalized the drug. Now state regulators are working out the details of exactly how to tax it, so the benefits are shared statewide in the form of increased revenue.
Residents and visitors to Denver soon won’t be seeing any outdoor advertising for medical marijuana businesses.
The Denver ordinance passed Monday night seeks to curb the city’s vibrant and competitive marijuana industry. Council members said the city needs to crack down on the advertising.
Colorado is facing accusations of misusing money from medical marijuana patients.
Colorado lawmakers are again debating a proposal to establish an “impaired” limit for marijuana. If passed, the bill would make drivers impaired if they test positive for five nanograms or more of THC, an ingredient in marijuana.
Driving while high is illegal in Colorado, but state lawmakers are again entering a hazy debate over how to measure whether medical marijuana patients are impaired behind the wheel.
Medical Marijuana is legal in 17 states, but the industry has a decidedly black-market aspect – it’s mostly cash-only.
In Colorado, state lawmakers are attempting an end-run around the federal medical marijuana ban with a bill that would create the nation’s first state cooperative financial institution for dispensaries and growers to allow them to store and borrow money.