Colorado’s marijuana enforcement announces successful underage compliance checks
July 1, 2014
DENVER —The Colorado Department of Revenue, Marijuana Enforcement Division announced in late June a successful operation in underage compliance checks for marijuana businesses in Colorado. In partnership with the Denver Police Department, the Marijuana Enforcement Division reported 100 percent compliance within the regulated marijuana businesses in recent underage compliance checks.
The Marijuana Enforcement Division Investigators and the Denver Police Department conducted 16 underage operations to prevent minors from obtaining marijuana or marijuana products. Underage compliance checks are operations in which underage operatives, under the direct supervision of police officers, attempt to purchase marijuana from retail and medical facilities. Those who sell to a minor can face a license suspension, a fine per individual violation, a fine in lieu of suspension up to $100,000, and/or license revocation depending on the mitigating or aggravating circumstances. Sanctions may also include restrictions on the license.
Over the past few months, the Marijuana Enforcement Division has conducted 20 underage compliance checks on businesses located in Denver and Pueblo, all of which were found to be in 100 percent in compliance when it relates to sales to those under 21 years of age.