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Retail Marijuana Laws (2013)

Business & Economic Development
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana

The regulation of marijuana, both retail and medical, has been the subject of a great deal of public policy debate in recent years at all levels of government. This issue brief examines an overview of retail marijuana regulation in Colorado and summarizes three measures enacted by the General Assembly in the 2013 legislative session addressing the issue. For information on medical marijuana law in Colorado, please see Legislative Council Issue Brief #10-09.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details