December 3, 2017December 6, 2017
Five years ago, Colorado decided to legalize recreational cannabis for adults over 21. Since then, state revenue has increased, the cannabis industry has undergone rapid innovation, and cannabis consumption by teens has decreased significantly.
When it comes to recreational marijuana, Colorado is a state of firsts. Not only was Colorado the first state in the U.S. to legalize and regulate retail cannabis, it’s also home to the country’s first legal drive-thru dispensary. Since Amendment 64 was passed by Colorado voters on November 6, 2012, Colorado’s recreational and medical marijuana market has been exponentially growing and expanding.
Looking back at what the past five years of retail marijuana legalization and regulation has done for Colorado may inspire other states to follow suit.
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