Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division shares incomplete list of licensed MMJ centers
Denver dispensaries have collected the most state licenses so far, with 78 centers and marijuana-infused-product manufacturers. Colorado Springs comes in second, with about 45 centers and MIPs within its boundaries. Boulder ranks third, with fourteen licensed centers and MIPs. The rest of the licensees are scattered around the seven-county metro region and the state as a whole.
MMED spokeswoman Julie Postlethwait says that ultimately, there will be more licensed centers than the ones currently listed as approved. As of now, there is no list of denied centers -- and no estimate of when the list of approved licenses will be updated. However, patients and licensed centers can continue to legally do business with unlicensed shops under state law so long as the unlicensed shops are currently in the application process and have not been denied.
More MMED paperwork.
According to a note that Twirling Hippy Confections owner Jessica LeRoux received from the MMED's Laura Harris, Postlethwait is handling that list -- and due to staffing cutbacks, she has been assigned other duties in addition to those of the division's public information officer. Harris also says she is unsure when the MMED will finish processing applications, but licensing will continue as long as it takes.
Here's the current incomplete list.
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