As Canada Prepares to Legalize Pot, Colorado Offers Advice

Colorado legalized marijuana in 2012 and became the first U.S. state to launch storefront sales in 2014. The Trudeau government plans to legalize pot July 1, 2018.

Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 and became the first state in the U.S. to launch storefront sales in January 2014. As Canada prepares to legalize pot on July 1, 2018, here are some words of wisdom from current and former officials in the state:

Andrew Freedman, Colorado’s former director of marijuana co-ordination:

Truly engage with stakeholders and the community. “This is a divisive issue that a lot of people have an opinion about, so the more those people are involved in shaping the vision of what this looks like, first of all the vision will get better, but secondly you won’t tear apart the community.”

– Read the entire article at The Star.