DENVER (AP) — Detailed rules for how recreational pot in Colorado should be grown and sold starting next year were released Monday.
The state department that will regulate marijuana released more than 60 pages of rules for how marijuana sales will be licensed and regulated. The Colorado Legislature set broad parameters earlier this year, but many nitty-gritty rules were left to the Department of Revenue.
Pot has been legal since last year in Colorado, but retail sales don’t begin until January. The voter-approved marijuana legalization measure adopted last year required the department to release rules by July 1. The rules released Monday don’t apply to medical pot shops.
The rules require labels to include potency, expiration dates and a disclaimer that pot isn’t legal outside Colorado and hasn’t been safety-tested.