COLORADO: Just as Colorado is settling in for a second year of recreational marijuana sales, state lawmakers have some big decisions to make about its older cousin, the medical marijuana market.
The state’s medical-pot regulations are due for automatic renewal in 2015. That means that all the rules about growing, processing and selling medical pot are open to change.
Colorado’s 2010 marijuana regulations were the template for the rules that now govern the recreational market. But there are some important distinctions between the two, and Colorado’s Legislature will have to consider whether the medical system needs some changes.
The biggest fight will likely be how to squeeze more taxes out of medical pot.