The incoming attorney general is working with lawmakers to develop a bill that would vacate some marijuana convictions.
When state voters legalized recreational marijuana through Amendment 64 earlier this decade, the e-cigarette industry had just started to take off.
Marlboro parent company Altria Group Inc. grabbed a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, a Canadian cannabis giant.
Despite being among the first states to broadly legalize marijuana, cities elsewhere have led the way on expunging misdemeanor drug convictions.
Boulder County Assistant District Attorney Ken Kupfner said it was a matter of “fundamental fairness” given that possession of marijuana is no longer illegal.
Richard Kirk claimed he killed his wife four years ago because he ate an edible.
All told, Democrats gained seats in 62 of the 99 state legislative chambers, according to data provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Democrats also added seven new governorships.
It was the first time a jury considered a lawsuit using federal anti-racketeering law to target a marijuana company, and it will likely discourage similar cases in the future.
Vulnerability to similar pending suits in other states is among the many risks facing marijuana businesses licensed by states but still violating federal law.
During his tenure, Troyer was most known for attempting to balance a state constitutional law that legalized recreational marijuana with the fact the drug is still illegal under federal law.