• November 26, 2020

Tags : Colorado legislature

Colorado prepares for a year of change in marijuana industry

The Denver Post recently reported on big changes in store for the marijuana industry in Colorado. A new Democratic-controlled legislature and a governor that has been more supportive of cannabis reform opens new possibilities. Gov.-elect Jared Polis, a Democrat, has vowed to sign into law many of the cannabis bills that saw misguided vetoes by […]Read More

Wins and losses for marijuana consumers as Colorado Legislature adjourns

As the Colorado Legislature adjourns for the 2018 session, marijuana consumers saw more wins than losses. Perhaps the biggest win for consumers was House Bill 1258, a first-in-the-nation cannabis public consumption measure that would allow for marijuana tasting rooms. The bill is a compromise following four years of conversations. The legislature passed the bill with […]Read More

Compromise bill to allow cannabis tasting rooms poised to reach governor

Compromise legislation to allow cannabis consumption education and tasting as an “incremental approach” to marijuana hospitality is poised to reach the Colorado governor. House Bill 1258 received a bipartisan 22-12 vote in the Senate on April 27. Ten Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert of Parker, joined 12 Democrats in backing the measure to […]Read More

Bipartisan support for cannabis tasting rooms grows

Legislation that offers a conservative “incremental approach” to cannabis hospitality has received bipartisan support through each step of the legislative process. House Bill 1258 — which would allow for cannabis tasting rooms — was last advanced on April 17 by a committee in the Republican-controlled Colorado Senate by a vote of 4-1. Sens. Jim Smallwood of […]Read More

Cannabis tasting rooms bill hailed as ‘incremental approach’

Colorado’s top marijuana regulator called legislation that would lead to cannabis tasting rooms an “incremental approach” to social use. Jim Burack, director of Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division, offered the comment during testimony on separate legislation, Senate Bill 211, which would have allowed for cannabis consumption clubs. The legislation died April 2 on a vote of […]Read More

Dispensary Tasting Room Bill Advances in House

THOMAS MITCHELL | MARCH 20, 2018 | 9:42AM Source: http://www.westword.com/marijuana/colorado-bill-that-would-allow-dispensary-tasting-rooms-move-forward-10104829 A bill that would allow cannabis dispensaries to apply for consumption-room licenses passed its first obstacle on Monday, March 19, when a Colorado General Assembly House committee’s approval moved it closer to the floor of the House — but not without some changes. Sponsored by state […]Read More

Bipartisan Bill Would Allow Cannabis Tasting Rooms

Boulder, Colo. — March 23, 2018 — A bipartisan bill that crossed a critical first hurdle in the Colorado Legislature offers a measured approach to implementing cannabis hospitality. The Tasting Rooms legislation, House Bill 1258, would allow retail cannabis businesses to add an endorsement to their existing license that would permit limited onsite sales and […]Read More

Statewide ban on public cannabis consumption holding locals back

As 303 Magazine points out, “Another major factor to consider (in what is preventing cannabis consumption establishments in Colorado) is the statewide prohibition on the consumption of cannabis in ‘open and public places.’” Lawmakers will have a chance to offer greater certainty in the upcoming legislative session. In the meantime, read 303 Magazine’s take on the […]Read More

Denver Post: ‘Re-think social marijuana venues’

The Denver Post Editorial Board recently opined that “Denver should re-think the overly strict rules for social marijuana venues.” It’s clear that the process has been long and convoluted, weighed down by uncertainty in state law and overall direction regarding public marijuana consumption. Terrapin Care Station will be supporting an effort at the state level […]Read More

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