US (CO): Governor signs bill to allow online cannabis sales

The governor of Colorado has signed a bill into law that would allow online cannabis sales. About a month after the measure from Reps. William Lindstedt (D), Said Sharbini (D), and Robert Rodriguez (D) cleared the legislature, and Gov. Jared Polis (D) gave it final approval on Thursday.

It strikes language from the existing statute that explicitly prohibits cannabis from being sold on the internet while adding regulations to provide for online commerce. Adults 21 and older will still need to physically pick up the cannabis products from the retailer, but they can browse and electronically purchase cannabis online ahead of visiting the store.

The bill Polis signed says that retailers will be required to verify the name and age of the customer at the time of the online purchase, and that information will have to match the identification that they’d provide when they come to pick up the products.

Further, the retailer will have to provide shoppers with “digital versions of all warning or educational materials that the retail cannabis store is required to post and provide on its licensed premises.” The customer will have to “acknowledge receipt” of those materials before finishing their purchase.


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