Retail Pot Sales
A handful of marijuana activists in Denver have lost their first effort to have pot taxes thrown out.
New marijuana tax records from Colorado show June was the best-selling month yet for the state’s recreational pot experiment, with $24.7 million in total sales.
The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils, cookbooks and classes that promises a slow burn as more states legalize the practice.
Rental car workers at Denver International Airport say pot tourists are regularly leaving them with marijuana that travelers don’t want to try to carry through DIA.
The House voted Wednesday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.
Colorado sold less recreational pot in May than in April, the first month-to-month sales decline for the newly legal drug.
Marijuana-themed concerts are at the center of a debate between the Colorado Symphony and the City of Denver.
There is a push to erase cannabis crimes of the past now that pot is legal in Colorado.
The State of Colorado will start phasing in mandatory lab testing of marijuana edible products on May 1. Currently, marijuana product testing of any kind has been performed strictly on a voluntary basis.
The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn’t agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn’t tightly controlled.