You may have heard the news recently about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement to dial back the national policy on marijuana. While the news may have come as a shock – especially considering that both he and Trump promised that the current federal stance on cannabis would remain untouched – there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful! Despite all the information swirling around, we wanted to share a few facts below that outline why so many people in our state, from Senators to local politicians, to citizens from all corners of our communities here in Colorado believe that legal cannabis is here to stay!
– CO Attorney General Cynthia Coffman was told that the federal prosecutors within our state wouldn’t be targeting legal operations or medical patients. That means that their resources will still be focused on combatting the truly illegal aspects of the marijuana industry like unlicensed grows, people exceeding their plant count, and individuals transporting cannabis across state lines.
– Our state representatives have our backs! Fortunately, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner and U.S Rep Mike Coffman have seen firsthand the positive effect created by dispensaries in Denver, and are committed to fighting for our State’s rights. And just in case you weren’t sure how serious they truly are, Corey Gardner is quoted as saying “Before I voted to confirm Attorney General Sessions, he assured me that marijuana would not be a priority for this administration. Today’s action directly contradicts what I was told, and I am prepared to take all steps necessary, including holding Justice Department nominees, until the attorney general lives up to the commitment he made to me prior to his confirmation.”
– Colorado does it right. The people of Colorado have spoken time and time again, and our state has become a benchmark for how legalized marijuana can truly have a positive impact on local economies. The cannabis industry has created thousands of jobs, and millions of dollars in revenue. It’s helped build infrastructure, reduce the number of drunk driving deaths, and created an entire program for educating our citizens about cannabis. Colorado residents far and wide have felt the positive effects of legal cannabis, even without consuming it themselves!
We hope that the next chapter of this saga unfolds into something more positive, and that the President and Attorney General listen to the people and representatives of Colorado. We pride ourselves on having the best weed in Denver, and we’re fortunate to have formed such a tight knit family of staff, patients, and customers. Cheers to another year of enjoying all the freedoms that our beautiful state offers.