As you know, on Tuesday, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 which decriminalizes adult possession (to a certain degree) of marijuana and provides for the establishment of MJ retail businesses. I predict that within a year or so of that program becoming fully operational, the MMJ business as we know it will be virtually extinct. Why would a person suffer the indignity of going to a doctor, submitting paperwork to the state and be placed on a registry if it was no longer necessary? I predict they will not.
Accordingly, MMJ businesses, caregivers and patients need to begin preparing for this inevitability. Fortunately, MMJ businesses will receive preference in licensing for a MJ business. We are prepared to help you with this transition.
I will be working with the local and state government, as well as the federal government to make Colorado’s dream a legal reality. It is my goal to take MJ out of the shadow of fear of state and federal prosecution. I will keep you apprised of my efforts, successes and any roadblocks I encounter along the way. I aim to finish what we started three years ago with the MMJ regulatory efforts.
If you would like to discuss how Amendment 64 affects you, your business, your patient rights, etc., we are happy to meet with you. Please contact my paralegal, Lisa, at extension 4 to schedule a meeting.
Finally, we are preparing to launch a new website dedicated to MJ laws and will let you know when it is online.