The moratorium that delayed new businesses from entering the medical-marijuana industry for two years was lifted Sunday. Yet, officials say Coloradans shouldn't expect centers to open up at an exponential rate.
The regulation was passed in 2010 with the intention of giving the state more time to figure out how to police the then-flourishing quantity of applicants. Originally, the moratorium was set to last only a year, but in February 2011 the ordinance was extended until Sunday.
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who had authored Assembly Bill 2312, pulled his bill yesterday from the Senate vote. AB 2312 would have regulated and taxed medical marijuana in California. Ammiano believes that there should be more committee meetings and a detailed report on the issue before a more comprehensive bill is created for the legislature to adopt in the new session next fall.
This summer, the Denver City Council is putting forward the effort to limit unattractive and bothersome sign spinners as well as other outdoor advertising for medical marijuana.
It is always preferred that an industry polices and controls itself, but if the government must get involved, it is always favored that guidelines and regulations are set verses a complete citywide ban.
As of today, it seems councilmembers will consider two possibilities. Councilwoman Debbie Ortega's proposal would ban outdoor advertising for dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools, child-care centers, parks and recreation centers. However, this proposal is not enough for councilman Chris Herndon. He is pushing push for a total ban on outdoor advertising for dispensaries.
Join Sensible Colorado and supporters as we rally in support of veterans and file a petition to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the list of conditions which qualify for medical marijuana in Colorado.
Nearly 20% of returning soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from PTSD and many of these brave soldiers use medical marijuana to cope. This use is currently illegal under Colorado law. Join us at the rally where we will file an official petition to change this policy!