Marijuana training up for 1st test in CO Senate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- A proposal to increase training for medical marijuana workers in Colorado faces its first test in the state Senate.

Senators are considering a bill setting up an optional "preferred vendor" classification for dispensaries and other companies that deal with medical marijuana. Under the proposal, business owners could decide to give all their employees additional training in exchange for a chance at softer penalties if they ever run afoul of state marijuana rules.

The "preferred vendor" proposal is modeled after a similar program offered to businesses that sell alcohol. Employees have to be trained in spotting fake IDs - or in this case, fake medical marijuana patient cards. Employees also have to be given extra training in state regulations.

Marijuana industry groups favor the bill.

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  • by Matt Location: grand junction on Mar 7, 2012 at 08:47 AM
    I am really glad to see proactive steps to help make marijuana safer on the business side of the issue!If we can have training across the state to help prevent abuse.We can see great things come out of this sector. Hell do this right Colorado and we could become a powerhouse in safety and social accountability! As for everyone that says this will just tell teens its ok. I say yes it will and better to be safe AND responsible then supplying the mexican cartels! After all you think teens can't just buy this on the street right now? When i was a teen it was easier to get pot than a beer! Maybe that is why I never crashed a car or while drunk felt up a girl who was passed out or robed a q&t.....ect I did eat a lot of cereal and some how got a 3.4gpa
  • by Western Slope on Mar 7, 2012 at 06:27 AM
    This is a good idea since amendment 64 will be on the Colorado ballot in November! Workers need protection from an overreaching Federal Governments prohibition of marijuana. Say yes to States rights, tell your representatives to support this training. Marijuana is becoming main stream and the prohibition days are numbered. End prohibition now, Colorado voters will have the chance to make history this year. Say yes to legalization, say yes to school revenue say yes to having a choice between alcohol and marijuana. Legalize Colorado 2012!
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