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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation A Step Closer To Reality In Denver

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation A Step Closer To Reality In Denver

New rules for medical marijuana are one step closer to reality in Denver. The full City Council on Monday night gave an initial approval to a proposal regulating medical marijuana dispensaries. Under the rules the dispensaries would have to apply for special licenses and comply with restrictions on how close they can be to schools and other dispensaries. One councilman called the regulations moderate. Next Monday night Denver’s City Council will open discussion on the issue up to the public. The meeting has been extended from one hour to two. Dispensaries have been opening all over the place and in some areas in clusters. There are now more than 300 just in Denver and that number is growing every day. One block of South Broadway has three medical marijuana dispensaries. The manager of the Walking Raven dispensary, Nick Paul, has no problem with it. In 4 months of operations he has already seen about 200 patients come in. “We’ve made more in the last three months than this car lot has made here in the last three years,” Paul said of the lot where his dispensary is located. Councilman Charlie Brown favors banning on-site consumption as soon as possible. “This is the fastest-growing business in our city, as you know, and they are unregulated,” he told CBS4. “I don’t think the voters of Denver really voted for cannabis clubs in our city,” Brown said. Under the rules being considered, dispensaries would also have to pay set fees and establish security measures for their

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