Los Angeles city officials announced Wednesday that only 41 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay in business under the city’s restrictive ordinance. If LA is only allowed to have 41 medical marijuana dispensaries, the battle of Cali Bud vs. Colorado Bud will surely put points on the score board in favor of Colorado. California likely beats Colorado in terms of quantity of marijuana produced and consumed, but Denver alone has over 500 legally operating dispensaries with only 1/4 the population of LA. More dispensaries means better quality cannabis at better prices and ultimately makes Denver a better cannabis culture destination than LA. Just look at all of the great 420 smoke spots on our 420map below. You can click on the map to go to Google Maps now and start adding your great places to smoke pot in Colorado now! It’s almost 4:20.
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Colorado like Los Angeles has rules that try to govern where marijuana can be grown and sold, but unlike LA, Colorado does not enforce its new marijuana regulations. The state is buried in 70,000+ applications for patients, and over 2000+ applications for dispensaries, and the governor just took away 90% of the money used to issue marijuana permits. The mess that Colorado is in dwarfs the mess in LA, and Colorado has so many more dispensaries and wider public acceptance of cannabis as medicine. Colorado cannabis producers and consumers are able to just keep trucking though the tide of confusion that the state has created, and many in Colorado believe that marijuana will be fully legalized in our state by 2012.
Part of the latest mess that Colorado is creating for itself is that new regulations allow counties to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Many counties are choosing to allow local voters to decide the fate of dispensaries, but how to word such a question is a problem. Normally the question would read “should dispensaries be allowed?”, with a no meaning no, not allowed. Since dispensaries already exist, and CO HB 10 – 1284 allows them to be banned, the question must read “should marijuana centers be banned?’, leaving a more confusing choice of what yes and no really mean. Most importantly, medical marijuana is protected by constitutional amendment in Colorado, and by the time the ins and outs of getting marijuana to patients is in place marijuana will be legal anyway.blog comments powered by i420 & Disqus