Colorado Faces Challenge in Regulating MJ Stores
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Colorado Faces Challenge in Regulating MJ Stores
Posted by CN Staff on October 14, 2013 at 06:09:14 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Denver -- As Colorado prepares for the opening of historic recreational marijuana stores, state officials are preparing for something equally as unique  a regulatory challenge of almost maddening complexity. Consider the headaches: Regulators must precisely audit the transactions of every pot store, even though those stores currently can't take credit cards and do business almost exclusively in slippery $10 and $20 bills.
 They must track the inventory weight of every business down to the gram, even though the weight of the same amount of marijuana can fluctuate daily based on things as variable as humidity. They must guard against both cash and marijuana leaking out of the legal market and into the black market, all while the federal government watches over their shoulder.Faced with these challenges, marijuana regulators in Colorado stop short of guaranteeing an airtight system. But Ron Kammerzell, the state Department of Revenue's deputy senior director of enforcement, is confident the department will be able to catch most fraud."No control system is going to give you absolute assurance," Kammerzell said. "It's going to give you reasonable assurance."Colorado's recreational marijuana regulatory plan  as well as its revised plan for regulating medical-marijuana dispensaries  will rely on two systems that dovetail together, Kammerzell said. The first is an inventory-tracking system. The second is a store's sales-tracking system. Together, Kammerzell said they should allow the state to monitor marijuana from the grow room until it leaves a store's showroom.SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author:  John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: October 14, 2013Copyright: 2013 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #2 posted by museman on October 14, 2013 at 11:18:31 PT
so, use your 'credit card'?
 "...slippery $10 and $20 bills."I submit that the greasy palms of the real powers behind all governments, from local to federal are the real "slippery" item.Does this say that $10 and $20 bills are indicative of something? Like, "People who use small bills are suspect."If the balance of wealth and resource in this country (and most others apparently) weren't so damn top heavy and imbalanced these ignoids would have no place to stand to launch their petty prejudices.The truth gets tossed around like a hot potato, and it seems that there are just too few who can hold it long enough to make it take root.There are other 'priorities' on people's minds. Only the ones who have suffered directly under the jack-boot justice of the Amerikan Richman Government, seem to be realizing the awful truth about it. The rest are apparently too concerned about comfort and  than their own liberty, -and 'justice' is on 'court TV.'What is it gonna take I wonder? Catastrophic upheaval? I sure hope not, but the writing is on the wall...LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #1 posted by Sam Adams on October 14, 2013 at 10:19:59 PT
the state
must be so hard for these regulators. You wake up in the morning, and sit around waiting to sponge salary & benefit money off hustling businessmen who are working their butts off. Tough life!
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