A first-of-its-kind license for marijuana couriers awaits the governor’s pen in Colorado.
State lawmakers agreed on a measure Monday to create a new “marijuana transporter” license for so-called weed couriers.
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Colorado already has 12 marijuana courier companies, which fill out shipping manifests to move pot from growing warehouses to store shelves. The couriers are currently classified as marijuana “vendors,” a broad category which includes other ancillary services.
The new license would give those couriers additional powers, such as temporarily storing pot if an unexpected snowstorm closes a highway. Currently the pot couriers must return to the site of origin if they cannot deliver the marijuana within a designated window.
The courier licenses would cost about $4,400 for two years. Legislative analysts predict 24 people will apply.
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