This week, Gov. Bill Ritter is expected to sign a law granting regulators broad authority over Colorado’s fast-growing medical marijuana industry, Face The State reports.
House Bill 1284 will create a statewide system to license businesses that wish to grow and sell marijuana or pot-infused products to patients. The 77-page statute will establish an entirely new regulatory wing within the Colorado Department of Revenue and put in place dozens of rules dealing with everything from product labeling, to hours of operation, to financial record keeping.
But, under HB 1284, an applicant for a state medical marijuana businesses license first must be granted a medical marijuana business license from the municipality and county where the business will be located.