City of Denver, Colorado Launches Cannabis Licensing Work Group

Denver’s local government just announced a Marijuana Licensing Work Group (MLWG) that will help make recommendations in the newly relevant areas of cannabis licensing. 

According to a press release, the group is made up of representatives from the business community, social justice activists, public health and safety officials, and youth specialists. Their goal will be to make recommendations on new cannabis licensing laws and rules in the best interest of all those involved with, and impacted by, the industry.

“We’re pleased to get such a diverse group of individuals to provide critical input evaluating new cannabis licensing possibilities in the Mile High City that are optional as a result of changes to state law,” Eric Escudero, director of communications for Excise and Licenses in Denver, told High Times. “We will continue to have a keen focus on safety and making sure there is equitable access to any new licenses so those who were disproportionately negatively impacted by marijuana prohibition can have equitable access to our cannabis industry.”

The main reason this group was formed is that in May of 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed two bills into law, one which allows for home delivery, HB 19- 1234, and one which

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