Colorado House Approves Measure Establishing Marijuana Delivery Pilot Program

Colorado’s full House of Representatives has passed a bill to allow marijuana deliveries as part of a pilot program.

The House of Representatives passed House Bill 1092 today. The vote was 36 to 27. The bill creates a pilot program to allow marijuana delivery. According to the bill’s summary; “The marijuana state licensing authority can enter into a memorandum of understanding with up to 3 municipalities to allow medical and retail marijuana delivery. The state licensing authority can adopt rules regarding marijuana delivery and can issue up to 15 marijuana delivery licenses.”

Representative Jovan Melton (D) filed the bill with cosponsors Representatives Jonathan Singer (D), and Timothy Melville (R). It now goes to the Senate. Passage in that chamber  would send the bill to Governor John Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper initially opposed Colorado’s legalization law, but has since said he’s seen benefits from it and wouldn’t wave a magic wand to repeal the law even if he could.

In Colorado those 21 and older can purchase marijuana and  marijuana products from marijuana stores. Currently these stores are not authorized to deliver marijuana to customers, nor are standalone marijuana delivery businesses allowed.

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