Both chambers of Colorado's legislature passed a bill that would tighten the rules governing MED and concentrates. The bill, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, would impose stricter packaging requirements on concentrates, tighten rules for 18-20 year olds' to obtain MED cards and limit, to 8 grams, the amount of concentrates a person can buy in a day.
Westword, Denver Post
The much amended bill does not include potency limits and other measures favored by some legalization critics. Nonetheless, it is as sweeping a measure of concern about potential dangers associated with high-potency products as has passed the legislature in any state.
That it happened in Colorado, the first state to open a legal REC market, suggests similar backlashes could arise elsewhere.
- Gov. Jared Polis (D), an industry ally, declined to comment to the Denver Post on whether he would sign the bill. A few weeks ago he signed a bill to double possession limits in the state.
- Industry group United States Cannabis Council declined to comment on the bill. The National Cannabis Industry Association did not respond to a request for comment.
- Tracking individuals' daily purchases has raised privacy concerns.
- Cannabis Wire looks at who lobbied for and against the bill.
Related: A new study from the federal government's National Center for Education Studies found the number of students in grades 9-12 who had used marijuana in the past 30 days had barely changed between 2009 and 2019.