Bill licensing marijuana “tasting rooms” introduced in Colorado legislature

As taprooms are to craft brewers, “tasting rooms” could be to Colorado cannabis purveyors, under a bill introduced late Monday. Existing licensed medical and recreational marijuana businesses would be able to apply for a “marijuana accessory consumption establishment” endorsement under House Bill 1258, allowing for limited on-site sales and consumption. “We don’t need people using…

CA Insurance Commissioner Approves Cannabis Industry Surety Bonds

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced last week that he has approved the first surety bond program for the cannabis industry in the State of California. According to the Insurance Commissioner’s office, the first insurer in the state to be approved to offer surety bonds for the cannabis industry is Continental Heritage Insurance Company. “Cannabis businesses…

Airport ‘amnesty boxes’ for weed? Denver International Airport doesn’t see the need

Travelers departing Denver International Airport have received the message “loud and clear” that they’re not supposed to fly with marijuana, airport officials say. The incidents of Transportation Security Administration officials discovering marijuana on passengers are so few and far between that DIA stopped tracking those contacts and sees no need for so-called “amnesty boxes” in…