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:

Why are Some States’ Cannabis Programs Lagging?

Why are Some States’ Cannabis Programs Lagging?

The cannabis market in the U.S. is well-established, and Cannabiz Media is now tracking cannabis programs in 42 states. However, each state has its own rules for their programs, which means all states are not equal in terms of the success and growth of those programs....

Marijuana Migration – Who’s Moving and Why?

Marijuana Migration – Who’s Moving and Why?

People have been talking about the marijuana migration since 2013 as legalization came closer to a reality in Colorado. What’s interesting is that it’s still happening six years later. The difference today is that many people are moving for different reasons then back...

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...

When Marijuana Votes Don’t Turn into Marijuana Laws

When Marijuana Votes Don’t Turn into Marijuana Laws

For years, people have been moving from states that haven’t legalized medical or adult-use cannabis to those that have, but more recently, people have been moving from states with overly strict cannabis laws to those with rules that are more in line with what they...

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. In some states where medical and/or recreational marijuana has been legalized, local municipalities are given a great deal of leeway in determining what marijuana businesses...

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The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

While the economic impact of cannabis legalization is easy to track in terms of tax revenue and job growth, the social impacts require a bit more digging, particularly in relation to long-term trend analysis. Fortunately, the effects of cannabis legalization on...

Will 2020 be the Biggest Year for the U.S. Cannabis Industry?

Will 2020 be the Biggest Year for the U.S. Cannabis Industry?

There were a number of big stories in the news throughout 2019 proving the cannabis industry will continue on an upward trajectory in 2020 and beyond. From increases in business licenses historic votes in the U.S. Congress to more than two out of three American adults...

Why are Some States’ Cannabis Programs Lagging?

Why are Some States’ Cannabis Programs Lagging?

The cannabis market in the U.S. is well-established, and Cannabiz Media is now tracking cannabis programs in 42 states. However, each state has its own rules for their programs, which means all states are not equal in terms of the success and growth of those programs....