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Denver has more marijuana dispensaries than liquor stores, Starbucks coffee shops or public schools

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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Rocky Mountain High - Colorado!

 
mancosmomma

Asked by mancosmomma at 11:05 AM on Jan. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Rocky Mountain High - Colorado!



    LMFAO
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 11:14 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • I found this interesting, so my question is, what do you think? Do they need that many dispensaries?
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:07 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • Good for Denver!
    older

    Answer by older at 11:07 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • Medical marijuana dispensaries are the new gold rush...or green rush I should say. LOL There's a lot o' money in them thar hills.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • Rocky Mountain High


    lol

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:12 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • I think it's funny. I'm assuming half will be closed by within two years, squeezed out by the competition.

    More dispensaries than liquor stores? LOL
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:19 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • The medical marijuana laws are a joke. My neice and nephew both got their scripts in california and neither have ANYTHING wrong. They both work in professional fields. Anyone who wants it can get it.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:26 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • Medical marijuana dispensaries are the new gold rush...or green rush I should say. LOL There's a lot o' money in them thar hills.

    You're not kidding. I have a cousin who has a marijuana farm in CA. He brings in 7 figures a year, it's INSANE. I'm sure that a lot of these people think it will be easy money, but I don't doubt that within a couple years at least half of them will be closed.
    mommy_lisa25

    Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 11:28 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • What a joke
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 11:56 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • 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. 

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:11 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

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