San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Forget about “Rocky Mountain High.” In Colorado, the medical marijuana industry is a tightly regulated amalgam of businesses policed by gun-toting agents of the state’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division.
While medical marijuana providers in California are wary of stepped-up federal law enforcement, comparable businesses in Colorado are confident that despite growing pains, their industry – enshrined in the state’s Constitution – will continue to thrive.
“We are on an even keel and moving forward,” said Jason Lauve, board member of the Association of Cannabis Trades for Colorado and publisher of Cannabis Health News magazine.