New Rules for Marijuana Dispensaries Expected
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New Rules for Marijuana Dispensaries Expected
Posted by CN Staff on March 19, 2011 at 09:02:00 PT
By Robert Allen 
Source: Coloradoan 
Fort Collins, CO -- Colorado's storefront medical marijuana centers face rigorous security requirements in the coming months as the state works to keep pot from falling into the wrong hands.Surveillance cameras tied to state computers, weight records of growing plants and background checks with fingerprinting for all employees are among the rules in a 77-page draft released Friday on the Colorado Department of Revenue website.
"They're going to put a lot of small businesses out of business," said attorney Sean McAllister with the Cannabis Law Center in Denver, adding that compliance will cost as much as $30,000 for a center.The draft was published the same week two Wyoming teenagers were arrested on suspicion of twice robbing Infinite Wellness Center, a Fort Collins dispensary (or center). Robbers broke through a Plexiglass door Monday, stealing five jars of cannabis from the store as employees hid in a safe room.But the incident and a December robbery at the same location are the only two involving a local dispensary since the industry began blooming in 2009. Several pharmacies and banks also have been robbed in that time."We have had quite a few pharmacy robberies for prescription drugs - more than we've had at the licensed dispensaries, for sure," said Fort Collins Police Capt. Jerry Schiager.He said burglaries have been more common for the marijuana businesses, but perpetrators often don't get away with pot because it's locked in safes. Black market, residential grow operations have been the subject of many armed robberies, Schiager said.The new regulations are pending review by the Colorado Attorney General's office, and time is allowed for compliance before they're effective July 1. Snipped   Complete Article: Coloradoan (CO)Author: Robert Allen Published: March 19, 2011Copyright: 2011 The Fort Collins ColoradoanWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on March 20, 2011 at 20:22:06 PT
a ton of joints for a ton of food
US CO: Denver dispensary trading joints for food donations
Pubdate: 20 Mar. 2011
Source: Denver Post (CO)
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