Westword has obtained the latest copy of House Bill1284 -- the much anticipated medical marijuana measure shaped by Representative Tom Massey, among others.
Some highlights: Under the document's provisions, the state would have licensing authority over "the size, dimensions, and acceptable colors for a medical marijuana center sign;" authorizes counties and municipalities "to prohibit the operation of medical marijuana centers" or limit their number; bans on-site consumption; and prohibits licensing to anyone "who is not of good moral character."
There's more -- much more -- in these 48 pages. To read them, click here.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.