Colorado Issues Rules on Recreational Marijuana Stores, More Work Needed


Colorado released landmark, temporary, rules for the operation of recreational marijuana stores yesterday, providing finer detail to the state’s new legal pot industry but leaving many of the most complicated subjects untouched, reports the Denver Post. The rules mean Colorado joins Washington as the first two states to issue administration regulations for an unprecedented legal marijuana industry open to anyone over 21.

The new rules cover everything from how a store obtains a license to how it transports marijuana to what types of packaging pot must be sold in. The rules don’t address the details of how a store tracks its marijuana inventory or how crucial marijuana-potency testing will work. The rules also don’t resolve questions over some aspects of marijuana labeling and advertising. Recreational marijuana stores and medical-marijuana dispensaries can’t operate out of the same shop unless the dispensary refuses to serve people under 21.

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