In about 10 months, Colorado’s first recreational marijuana retail businesses will open their doors. What exactly that new industry will look like is still a mystery. The cities and the state are scrambling to put regulations in place before that happens. Colorado has had lots of experience regulating marijuana for medical use. But the system isn’t perfect, so Governor John Hickenlooper has assembled a task force of lawmakers, business leaders, and law enforcement to make recommendations to the legislature. They’ve passed the halfway point in their work, and CPR’s Ben Markus has spent countless hours at their meetings and joins host Elaine Grant for an update.
[Photo: Inside the Pink House Dispensary grow operation, taken by Ben Markus]