Denver now appears to have more marijuana dispensaries than liquor stores, Starbucks coffee shops or public schools, according to city and corporate records.
A push by City Council members to regulate the medical marijuana industry and restrict where dispensaries can locate appears to have prompted a surge in sales-tax license applications, city officials say.
As of last week, Denver had issued more than 300 sales-tax licenses for dispensaries. That number slightly exceeds the number of Starbucks coffee shops in Denver and surrounding areas, calculated within a 50-mile radius. It is roughly twice the number of the city's public schools. It exceeds the number of retail liquor stores in Denver by about a third.
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At first I was wondering if the licenses were applied for so that people could legally grow weed at their home. I don't know about the dispensaries and what their regulations are, but it seems that CO didn't do such a great job of stipulating certain rules. Looks like they will have to amend some things or put rules into effect. It makes me wonder if this bill was rushed to be voted on in the state and if the current mess that it has created is a result of negligence on behalf of the state government.
Very interesting article though.
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