You want cannabis, Colorado Springs wants a million dollars

There are no other businesses that Colorado Springs is licensing that are regulated through the city that have it like the cannabis businesses.

Medical Marijuana business fees could get $1.1 million into their treasury account; based on estimates of the proposed fees.  The number of active sales licenses issued by the city to dispensaries and grow operations stood at 160 in April.

Additionally, El Paso County commissioners approved modifications that make local regulations tougher than state requirements.  For example, the county won’t allow business owners to grow medical marijuana here for a center outside the county.  Under state law, businesses can export 30 percent of the product.

Centers are trying to keep patients coming to keep up with the money needed for city fees, state fees, attorney fees, equipment and employees.
To get an inside look at the medical marijuana business from dispensary owners, click HERE