4 FourFour Two’s Lauren Oates has a new article: Which recreational marijuana dispensary are we most excited about opening in Colorado this fall?
According to Denver Business Journal, the answer is none of the above.
The news outlet recently released a report saying that the state has just eight recreational marijuana dispensaries in operation.
In fact, the state only has eight facilities licensed to grow recreational cannabis and three retail shops that sell recreational cannabis.
“This is not a good situation,” said Denver City Council member Kristi Brown.
“It is a real shame that we have so few facilities to be able to provide a safe and effective alternative to these dangerous drugs.”
Despite the fact that Colorado has just one recreational cannabis facility and four retail stores, it’s easy to see why some might be excited to get their hands on some marijuana this fall.
While marijuana has been legal in Colorado since July 1, 2018, there are currently more than 10,000 dispensaries, according to the state.
This includes more than 30 medical marijuana facilities, as well as a few that are allowed to sell recreational weed.
The state has been busy trying to get its retail cannabis industry going, however, and is currently working to open the state’s first recreational cannabis store in January 2019.
However, the news outlet says that the opening of recreational stores is still far away.
While the opening date for recreational cannabis stores is not set in stone, the first one opened in February 2019, according the Denver Business Magazine.
The first store opened on the night of February 7, 2019, and it was called The Garden.
The store has since opened its doors and has been serving as a cannabis delivery service since the beginning.
As of October 3, 2018 the state of Colorado has a total of 13 recreational marijuana stores open in the state, and according to FourFourtwo, that number will grow to nearly 17,000 by the end of the year.
There are currently about 200 recreational marijuana retail locations in Colorado.
According to the Denver Post, only 20 of those stores have the capacity to produce the recreational cannabis that is sold at dispensaries, and most are located in the city of Denver.
However, it seems that Colorado’s recreational cannabis industry is not slowing down anytime soon.
The city of Boulder has set a new goal of opening up more recreational cannabis outlets by 2021, and the city has already opened one of its new stores.
In February 2018, the Colorado legislature passed a bill that allows the state to open up recreational marijuana markets.
The law allows the legislature to set a cap on how many recreational marijuana businesses can be open in one year.
This law was designed to prevent the proliferation of unregulated marijuana dispensaries.
Despite all of the positive news that the recreational marijuana industry is having, the Denver business publication is quick to point out that there are still a few issues that need to be addressed before recreational cannabis can be officially opened in the country.
One of those issues is safety.
As a result of the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, recreational marijuana consumers have been exposed to far more marijuana than was previously known.
According the Denver News, “there are now more than 15,000 people under the age of 18 living in Colorado with a current marijuana use record.”
The number of marijuana related deaths in Colorado increased from 3,822 in 2017 to 6,636 in 2018, according data from the Colorado Department of Public Health.
Furthermore, Colorado has seen an increase in overdoses from opioids and synthetic marijuana, which has led to a spike in marijuana related death rates.
In February 2018 the Department of State Health Services reported that the rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in the U.S. had jumped more than 500 percent in the past three years.
Another issue that needs to be fixed is how Colorado can get its recreational cannabis to people that have been arrested for marijuana possession.
The state of Texas, which is one of the few states that have not yet legalized recreational marijuana, recently passed a law that allows for the arrest of people found with small amounts of cannabis in public.
However and as we all know, marijuana is a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act, and those arrested for it will face up to five years in prison.
According to the Colorado Post, the legalization bill passed by the state will allow police to search a person’s car and belongings without a warrant if they find a small amount of marijuana.
The bill also allows police to check people’s credit reports, and will allow for the police to make arrests for marijuana-related offenses.
Additionally, the marijuana bill will require that anyone who is arrested for cannabis possession must have an attorney present, as marijuana arrests are not always a result.
Finally, the recreational pot industry has not been immune to the economic woes that the industry has faced in the last few years.
According an analysis by the Colorado Fiscal Institute, the financial impact of the recreational legalization initiative is