Colorado’s legislative forces want to ensure that their recreational cannabis industry is safe, just in case President Trump and his U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, decide to get squirmy in the coming months and lash out against it.
On Wednesday, the Colorado Senate put its seal of approval on a measure that would allow pot businesses to scrub their association with the recreational sector and join the ranks of the medical marijuana industry. The move is considered one of the ballsiest retaliatory efforts a legal state has taken thus far to royally sabotage the possibility of the federal government interfering with legal pot commerce.
The legislation essentially creates a loophole in the state’s marijuana laws by allowing hundreds of recreational marijuana companies to reclassify their products “based on a business need due to a change in local, state or federal law or enforcement policy,” reports the Associated Press.
Representative Jonathan Singer, the bill’s sponsor, hopes the bill will become a model for other states with recreational pot laws on the books. As it stands, seven other jurisdictions stand a chance of having their recreational pot markets…