Consumers bought $14-million worth of marijuana in January. The state collected $2 million in tax revenue – and future collections are expected to rise.
The bill bans sale of marijuana to anyone under age 21.
Colorado's recently legalized marijuana opens the door to new small businesses in the arts.
Retail marijuana tax revenue could fund substance abuse treatment and programs to keep kids away from the drug.
A few weeks after recreational marijuana stores opened their doors in Colorado, state transportation officials plan to start a campaign against drugged driving.
State analysts predict legal sales could bring in $150 million dollars annually in coming years.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has asked for such a campaign and says the state has one in the works. Meanwhile, teachers are asking for more drug counselors.
Colorado’s medical marijuana shops posted huge gains in the last quarter as purchases of medical pot were up 47 percent.
Marijuana use is legal in Colorado, but employers still have the right to fire you for it. That could change later this year.