After four months of whiplash for the cannabis business community, Sen. Gardner's support of the industry has empowered investors again.
The bill proposed in partnership with Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren would legitimize Colorado's marijuana industry, solving banking and other legal protection issues for licensed businesses.
People have not been coming to Colorado, "spending their last dime on cannabis and then lining up at soup kitchen queues" one of the study's authors says.
The owners plan to charge an entry fee to the bring-your-own space where people can vape or consume edible pot products.
Marijuana’s share of Denver's energy pie is “growing overall at a much faster rate than the overall energy use in the city.”
The holds have created friction both with Sessions and some of Gardner’s fellow GOP senators who want key law enforcement officials in their states confirmed.
Even tourists who stop into a dispensary for a joint during a visit to the Mile High City risk running afoul of customs agents who are increasingly searching phones and social media.
The store's La Alma-Lincoln neighborhood space is already open but is only selling coffee and pre-packaged snacks for now.
With a one page memo AG Sessions removed certain protections for people doing business in legal recreational marijuana.
Past bipartisan support to protect medical marijuana gives Rep. Polis hope that Congress can do more for states that have approved recreational use.