A bill that might permit marijuana deliveries in Colorado is heading to the governor’s table following a final select the Senate on Wed. And separate legislation providing for cannabis “tasting rooms” may well be presently to follow.
If signed into law, the 2 bills would represent a number of the foremost important expansions of the state’s legal cannabis program since voters approved group action in 2012. The Senate votes on the House-passed legislation came simply days before the top of the 2019 legislative session.
The cannabis home delivery bill passed the Senate in an exceedingly twenty to fourteen vote. beginning in Gregorian calendar month 2020, commissioned medical cannabis outlets might deliver marijuana to registered patients. Deliveries for recreational cannabis would be allowed beginning in Gregorian calendar month 2021.
Deliveries would be restricted to 1 time per day per client and will solely be transported to personal residences. The legislation would impose a $1 per delivery tax that might go toward cities or counties wherever the delivery company relies, which revenue would go toward native enforcement.
The Senate approved the tasting space bill in an exceedingly twenty three to twelve vote. It authorizes “hospitality areas during which marijuana could also be consumed on site” and permits cannabis retailers to get a license for merchandise to be oversubscribed then consumed in an exceedingly selected welcome area.
It would additionally amend the Colorado Clean Air Act to create smoking marijuana in these areas AN exception beneath the law.But there’s one step left before it heads to the governor: when passing the Senate on third reading, it should return to the House for a final vote approving the Senate’s changes. That final action is anticipated inside days.
When legislation to permit social consumption sites arrived on the table of then-Gov. John Hickenlooper (D)—now a 2020 presidential candidate— last year, he vetoed it, difference that it profaned a constitutional statute prohibiting cannabis from being consumed “openly” or “publicly.”
Gov. Jared Polis (D), UN agency pursued broad marijuana reforms as a congresswoman, is way friendlier to the cannabis trade, though, and advocates expect him to grant the legislation his signature. He criticized his predecessor’s vetos on many cannabis bills in AN earlier interview with Marijuana Moment, and he pledged to back those proposals if he was electoral.
Lawmakers additionally gave final approval on Wed to legislation permitting the utilization of medical willnabis for any condition that a medical practitioner can order opioids.