A massive effort has focused on setting up a system for Coloradans to legally obtain marijuana, but parents are struggling with how to keep their children away from it in the absence of a public health campaign.
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.
Retail marijuana tax revenue could fund substance abuse treatment and programs to keep kids away from the drug.
- Six weeks after recreational marijuana sales started in Colorado, most would-be retailers still haven’t opened their doors. As a result, the price of recreational pot has skyrocketed.Read more
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.
- Recreational marijuana sales kicked off to long lines a month ago but shop owners are still confronted with an old and dangerous problem: they are shut out of the banking system.View interactive map