Colorado Senate Gives Approval to Bill Legalizing Marijuana Deliveries

Colorado’s Senate has voted in favor of a bill that would legalize marijuana deliveries, among some other changes.

The Senate approved Senate Bill 192 yesterday through its second reading, and today it was passed through its third and final reading. It will now be sent to the House of Representatives, where passage would send it to Governor John Hickenlooper.

According to its official summary; “The bill allows a medical marijuana center and a retail marijuana store to apply for an endorsement that allows the center or store to deliver marijuana. The centers and stores with the delivery endorsement may use an employee or contract with a medical or retail marijuana transporter to make the deliveries.” The endorsements for medical marijuana would begin January 2, 2018, and the endorsements for retail marijuana would begin January 2, 2019.

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New Bipartisan Colorado Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Deliveries

New legislation in Colorado would legalize the delivery of marijuana by licensed businesses to anyone 21 and older.

Marijuana DeliveriesSenate Bill 192 would allow for medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational cannabis outlets to deliver marijuana to their customer’s homes, so long as they apply for and receive a delivery license from the state.

The measure was filed by Representative Jonathan Singer (D), and is cosponsored by Representative Jovan Melton (D) and Senator Tim Nelville (R). According to Singer, the measure is modeled after a law recently passed in Oregon that legalized cannabis deliveries.

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