Colorado’s Rollout of Legal Marijuana Is Succeeding

Colorado’s Rollout of Legal Marijuana Is Succeeding

By: John Hudak

In November 2012, Colorado voters decided to experiment with marijuana, passing a constitutional amendment legalizing recreational cannabis. It was a bold move, but it also required quick, bold, and unprecedented action on the part of the state government to implement the policy. Colorado needed to set up a legal, regulatory, and tax system so that product would be available in dispensaries by January 1, 2014. As part of an examination of Colorado’s implementation and rollout, Brookings’ John Hudak spent a week in Denver interviewing elected officials, regulators, industry officials, and others playing a variety of roles and including supporters and opponents of legalization policy.

http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2014/07/colorado-marijuana-legalization-succeeding






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