Boulder County Commissioners To Consider Moratorium On Recreational Marijuana businesses

COLORADO: Boulder County commissioners are scheduled Thursday to consider whether to impose a moratorium on the startup of the retail sales of recreational marijuana in unincorporated parts of the county. [Read more…]

Marijuana industry prepares for 2014, but is Colorado ready?

COLORADO:  In four months, adults in Colorado will be able to walk into a store, plunk down cash and leave with a drug that used to land people in prison. [Read more…]

New Colorado recreational marijuana rules leave much work to do

COLORADO: Colorado released landmark — but temporary — rules for the operation of recreational marijuana stores on Monday, providing finer detail to the state’s new legal pot industry but leaving many of the most complicated subjects untouched.

The rules mean Colorado joins Washington as the first two states to issue administration regulations for an unprecedented legal marijuana industry open to anyone over 21. The new rules govern everything from how a store obtains a license to how it transports marijuana to what types of packaging pot must be sold in. But the rules don’t address the details of how a store tracks its marijuana inventory or how crucial marijuana-potency testing will work. The rules also don’t resolve questions over some aspects of marijuana labeling and advertising.

Among the more notable regulations in the rules:

• Recreational marijuana stores and medical-marijuana dispensaries can’t operate out of the same shop unless the dispensary refuses to serve people under 21. [Read more…]

New Colorado recreational marijuana rules leave much work to do

COLORADO: Colorado released landmark — but temporary — rules for the operation of recreational marijuana stores on Monday, providing finer detail to the state’s new legal pot industry but leaving many of the most complicated subjects untouched.

The rules mean Colorado joins Washington as the first two states to issue administration regulations for an unprecedented legal marijuana industry open to anyone over 21. The new rules govern everything from how a store obtains a license to how it transports marijuana to what types of packaging pot must be sold in. But the rules don’t address the details of how a store tracks its marijuana inventory or how crucial marijuana-potency testing will work. The rules also don’t resolve questions over some aspects of marijuana labeling and advertising.

Among the more notable regulations in the rules:

• Recreational marijuana stores and medical-marijuana dispensaries can’t operate out of the same shop unless the dispensary refuses to serve people under 21. [Read more…]