Colorado House Approves Measure to Allow Online Marijuana Sales and Deliveries

Colorado legislation to allow marijuana stores to sell marijuana and marijuana products online, while also allowing them to deliver it, has been passed by the state’s House of Representatives.

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According to the official summary of House Bill 1279, “Current law prohibits a licensed retail marijuana store from selling retail marijuana or retail marijuana products over the internet or through delivery. The bill repeals the prohibition.”

HB 1279 was filed by State Representatives William Lindstedt, Said Sharbini and Robert Rodriguez, and it will soon be sent to the Senate for consideration. If it can pass the Senate it will be sent to Governor Jared Polis who is expected to sign it into law if given the opportunity.

The measure would take effect “at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly”.

Colorado was one of the first two states, along with Washington, to legalize marijuana in 2012. The law allows those 21 and older to purchase up to two ounces of dried marijuana from a licensed marijuana retail outlet, in addition to eight ounces of concentrates such as oil and hash, and 800 mg of marijuana-infused products. Marijuana can be ordered online for in-person pickup, but online marijuana sales and marijuana deliveries are illegal at the state level, although some localities such as Denver and Boulder do allow marijuana to be purchased for delivery.

The full text of House Bill 1279 can be found by clicking here.

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