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The chronic-le, Summer, 2010

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The chronic-le, Summer, 2010
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This issue of The Chronicle — our fourth special supplement focusing on medical marijuana — went to press the week before the August 1 deadline for all MMJ businesses to submit their applications (and their hefty fees) to the state in orderto be incompliance with the new Colorado laws passed during the last legislative session.
For the past year, as the dispensary — make that “wellness center” — industry has exploded across metro Denver, lawmakers and other public officials have struggled with how to regulate that booming industry. And even now, as the state finalizes its application process, Weld County officials have voted to ban any new dispensaries, and Aurora will put the whole matter of medical marijuana centers on the November ballot, with
a number of municipalities hoping to follow suit. Of course, it was Colorado voters who first approved legalizing medical marijuana, back in 2000.
“The passage of the Medical Marijuana Code in Colorado is truly historic,” Jill Lamoureux-Leigh, a member of the medical marijuana advisory committees for both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Revenue, tells Joel Warner (see story, page 10). “Colorado is the first state to regulate medical marijuana sales in this manner. And with its codification, we can go back year after year to the General Assembly and get the problems ironed out. We can continually amend this law in time. And what we can’t change at the Capitol, we can take to the courts.
And with all the headaches brought by regulation comes legitimacy and legal protection for an industry that stood on some pretty shaky legal ground previously. Progress in public perception and in the business community will start to come to an industry that has had problems with everythingfrom findingwilling landlords to finding willing banks. This is a really exciting time in history, and each patient, caregiver and center owner involved now gets to help shape what comes next.”
Westword newspaper, along with our Latest Word blog and weekly Toke of the Town e-mail newsletter, will be here to report on what comes next — offering the same in-depth coverage that earned the paper a media award at the May Caregivers’ Cup, an honor that included an inscribed vaporizer.
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The Answer Woman
Joel Warner asks Jill Lamoureux-Leigh some of the most frequently asked questions about Colorado’s new marijuana laws.
The Answer Man
William Breathes looks back on his months in the media spotlight as the country’s first pot critic. Dispensary Listings
Our roster of close to 250 outlets in the metro area selling medical marijuana.
The Chronic-le is published by Westword, 969Broadway, Denver, CO 80203; the contents are copyright 2010 by Village Voice Media. For information, e-mail marijuana@westword.com or call303-296-7744.
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6 his issue of The Chronic le -our fourth special supplement focusing on medical marijuana-went to press the week before the August l deadline for all MMJ businesses to submit their ap plications (and their hefty fees) to the stateinordertobeincompliancewith the new Colorado laws passed during the last legislative session. For the past year , as the dispensary make that " wellness center" industry has exploded across metro Denver, lawmakers and other public o fficials have struggled with how to r egulate that booming industry. And e ven now , as the state finalizes its application process , Weld County officials have voted to ban any new dispensaries , and Aurora will put the whole matter of medical marijuana c enters on the November ballot, with a number of municipalitie s h oping to follow suit. Of course , i t w as Colorado voters who first appr ove d legalizing medical marijuana , back in2000. "The passage of the Medical Mar ijuana Code in Colorado is truly historic," Jill Lamoureux-Lei g h , a member of the medical marijuana advisory committees for both the Colorado Department of Publi c Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Revenue , tells Joel Warner (see story , page 10). "Colorado is the first state to regulate medical marijuana sal e s in this manner . And with its codifica tion, we can go back year after year to the General Assembly and get the problems ironed out . W e can continually amend this law in time . And what we can't change at the Capitol , we can take to the courts. .. ., ........ 10 The Answer Woman And with all the headaches brought by regulation comes legitimacy and legal protection for an industry that stood on some pretty shaky legal ground previously . Progress in pub lic perception and in the business community will start to come to an industry that has had problems with everything from finding willing landlords to finding willing banks. This is a really exciting time in his t o ry , and each patient , caregiver and c enter owner involved now gets to help shape what comes ne x t." We stward newspaper , along with our Latest Word blog and weekl y Toke of the Town e-mail newsletter , will be here to report on what comes ne x t offering the same in-depth coverage that earned the paper a media award at the May Caregiv ers ' Cup , an honor that included an inscribed vaporizer . Joel Warner asks Jill LamoureuxLeigh some of the most frequently asked questio ns a b out Colorado ' s • new marijuana laws. 22 • The Answer Man William Breathes looks back on his months in the media spotlight as the cou n try ' s first pot critic. 30 Dispensary Listings Our roster of close to 250 outlets in the metro area selling medical marijuana. The Chronic-le is published by W estword, 969 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203; the contents arecopyright2010 by Village Voice Media. For information, e-mail marijuana@westword .com orcal/303-296-7744. THE CHRONIC-LE SUMMER 201 0 I WESTWORD . COM