Colorados Cannabis Industry Under Attack on Several Fronts
On the surface, it might appear that Colorados $1 billion marijuana industry has been unencumbered by legal roadblocks or political opposition, given its speedy growth in recent years.
Nothing is further from the truth, however, particularly for the states recreational cannabis sector.
Nearly three out of every four municipalities in Colorado have banned recreational marijuana businesses since voters in the state approved adult-use cannabis more than three years ago.
Business owners also continually must confront new regulations and attempts by citizens and local lawmake....
Denver and Alaska Set to Push Legalization Envelope
News out of Anchorage and Denver this week was good for marijuana smokers, as both the city of Denver and the state of Alaska moved closer to the legalization of marijuana social clubs. Smokers could thus socialize in a venue with other adults where marijuana smoking would be legal.
Until now, in the states that have legalized recreational use and in the District of Columbia, marijuana smokers are only permitted to exercise their newly won freedom in their home or as a guest in someone elses home. Holland-style coffee shops or marijuana lounges were not legalized by those ....
Most Tribes Hit the Brakes on Marijuana; a Few Move Ahead
The anticipated green rush on Native American lands has failed to materialize, contrary to earlier signs that dozens of tribes were poised to capitalize on the opportunity to grow and sell cannabis.
The turnaround has dampened, for now, the opportunity for entrepreneurs in states without legalized medical or recreational cannabis.
It also has quashed opportunities for ancillary businesses to target a new crop of retail stores/dispensaries, cultivation sites and infused products companies.
The change in tack follows raids by local and federal law enforcement on existing t....
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