skip to Main Content
Colorado’s marijuana industry flexed its big muscles and now an effort to limit pot potency is unraveling

State Rep. Yadira Caraveo says her proposal to limit the potency of marijuana sold recreationally in Colorado was just in its beginning stages. But when draft legislation was recently leaked and prominent figures in the state’s cannabis industry created an uproar, the measure started unraveling.

Now, Caraveo, a Northglenn Democrat and pediatrician, is backing off parts of the measure and loosening the restrictions in what’s left.

“Given the pushback that we’ve had overall on the bill,” she said, “we really want to streamline it and focus it on the things that we think absolutely need to happen this year.”

The episode is a prime example of the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry’s growing clout in Colorado politics. Marijuana interests have been spending more money on lobbying at the state Capitol but haven’t quite flexed their muscles like this since voters approved recreational pot sales in 2012.

There have been newspaper articles with dire quotes. There have been opinion pieces. There have been social media posts.

“It makes sense that the cannabis industry is utilizing whatever resources we have to right this proposal,” said Peter Marcus, communications director for Terrapin Care Station, a major marijuana retailer. “Because without any true research or peer-reviewed science behind the subject, this rushing to policy like this — which would put the industry out of business overnight — doesn’t make any sense.” [Read more at The Colorado Sun]

This Post Has 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Stories

California’s legal weed industry can’t compete with illicit market

Local government opposition, high taxes and competition from unlicensed businesses are complicating the state’s push to build a thriving legal market. LOS ANGELES — California’s cannabis market is booming nearly five years after voters legalized recreational weed. But there’s a catch: the vast majority of pot sales are still underground. Rather than make cannabis a…

Europe’s First Adult-Use Cannabis Market Confirmed With Luxembourg Permitting Household Cultivation And Consumption

LUXEMBOURG is to become the first European country to permit adult-use cannabis after the Government announced measures to permit households to cultivate up to four domestic plants. The announcement, earlier today, applies to to all citizens over the age of 18 with the new regulations also allowing for the sale and import of seeds. However,…

Scientists Develop Quick Test for Marijuana Use

FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers may be one step closer to developing the equivalent of a Breathalyzer for detecting marijuana use. In an early study, scientists found that their rapid test was able to reliably detect THC in people’s saliva in under 5 minutes. THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the active ingredient…

Adult Use Cannabis and The Workplace

New York Labor Law 201-D This document is intended to address some of the most common situations or questions in the workplace related to adult-use cannabis and the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”). This document does not address the medical use of cannabis. For further assistance with New York Labor Law and the MRTA, please…

More Categories

Back To Top
×Close search
Search