Denver, CO—On Monday, the City of Denver officially opened the first medical marijuana dispensary in the city, Medical Marijuana Care.
The opening comes just days after Denver voters approved a constitutional amendment to allow marijuana to be legal for adults 21 and older, a move that will pave the way for the state’s first adult-use medical cannabis facility.
According to Denver’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer, medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed to serve the community’s medical needs by dispensing cannabis and other medical products in a licensed and regulated environment.
Medical marijuana has been legalized in several states, including California, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Washington, and the District of Columbia.
In the US, medical cannabis is regulated by the federal government and the state, and is subject to federal oversight.
Medical cannabis dispensaries must be licensed by the city and must provide a minimum of six months of continuous continuous operation, according to the city.
The cannabis facility must also have a licensed physician in the community who can prescribe cannabis and administer the medication.
The Denver dispensary will operate in a location near the intersection of Third Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, located at 9500 Fourth Avenue.
The city is currently working on a Master Plan to develop a master plan for medical marijuana, which would include locations for dispensary operations, retail stores, and a dispensary-like facility.
The city’s Master Plan will be finalized later this year, according, according a spokesperson.