Cannabis Industry Update:

Colorado

Your toolbox of regulations, licensing activity, insights, and news for the Colorado cannabis industry

State Regulations:

Medical marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2000, and patients could access it the following year. Recreational marijuana was legalized in 2012, and the first recreational store opened in 2014.

Local municipalities in Colorado can fully ban medical marijuana operations within their borders.

 

Minors

Children under the age of 18 can use medical marijuana as long as they have one doctor’s certification and a parent or guardian acting in the role of caretaker.

 

Qualifying Conditions

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  • Chronic/Severe/Intractable Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Nausea
  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Colorado News & Insights:

Irrigation: Know Before You Grow

Irrigation: Know Before You Grow

The marijuana cultivation landscape continues to evolve in the arid western United States. Many Western states have legalized adult-use marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington), and as a result, they have adopted a variety of rules and...

Why are Some States’ Marijuana Programs Lagging?

Why are Some States’ Marijuana Programs Lagging?

The marijuana market in the U.S. has become well-established, and Cannabiz Media is now tracking marijuana programs in 35 jurisdictions. However, that doesn’t mean that all states are equal in terms of the success and growth of their marijuana programs. The reality is...

Are Local Marijuana License Fees Extortionate?

Are Local Marijuana License Fees Extortionate?

Local marijuana license fees can have a significant impact in a state’s marijuana industry. Excessive local fees made the news last year when Mass Medi Spa failed to make a $100,000 community revenue sharing payment to the town of Norwell, Massachusetts. That fee,...

When Marijuana Votes Don’t Turn into Marijuana Laws

When Marijuana Votes Don’t Turn into Marijuana Laws

A common thread among states that have approved medical and/or recreational marijuana relates to state governments which don’t entirely listen to the voices of their constituents. Time and again, the people vote for medical marijuana or adult-use marijuana, but what...

Marijuana Migration – Who’s Moving and Why?

Marijuana Migration – Who’s Moving and Why?

The marijuana migration isn’t a new phenomenon. People have been talking about it since 2013 as legalization came closer to a reality in Colorado. What’s interesting is that it’s still going strong five years later. With adult-use marijuana now legal in 10 states and...

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How Real Estate Affects the Value of a Marijuana License

How Real Estate Affects the Value of a Marijuana License

The term “cannabis effect” or “cannabis premium” refers to the inflated real estate costs that cannabis license holders are required to pay across the United States. The problem is the cost of real estate has a direct negative effect on a cannabis business, the value...

Research Reveals Surprises in International Marijuana Markets

Research Reveals Surprises in International Marijuana Markets

Despite the fact that medical marijuana is not yet legal in more than a dozen states in the U.S. and even fewer states have legalized adult-use marijuana, the country is still the leader in cannabis sales around the world. Even with Canada’s legalization of...