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:

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...

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. 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...

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...

More Licensing News

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...

How to Write a Business Plan for the Cannabis Industry

How to Write a Business Plan for the Cannabis Industry

Business plans are necessary for companies operating in all industries. For businesses in the cannabis industry, they’re even more important because they can help you get a license to operate and capital to fund your business – whether you need that funding to get...