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:

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...

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...

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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The Social Impact of Marijuana Legalization in the United States

The Social Impact of Marijuana 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 marijuana legalization on...

Things You Need to Do to Get a Cannabis Business License

Things You Need to Do to Get a Cannabis Business License

For entrepreneurs who want to own and operate a business in the cannabis supply chain, getting a cannabis business license is a requirement. Unfortunately, licensing laws and operational laws vary from state to state, and you need to understand them thoroughly if you...