Denver Officials to Serve as Valuable Legalization Resource at Upcoming Symposium

Denver officials are gearing up to host the first-ever Marijuana Management Symposium. The event will be held November 5-6, 2015 at the Colorado Convention Center.

Denver became the first major city to legalize recreational marijuana on Jan. 1, 2014.  Denver officials are pleased to serve as a valuable resource for other cities attempting to prepare for the administrative, legal, safety and business implications of marijuana legalization.

“As the first major city in the world to develop tools for the regulation, enforcement and education around legalized, commercialized marijuana, Denver has become the global model for local governments that are adjusting to legalized marijuana or facing the possibility of future legalization,” said Ashley Kilroy, Executive Director of Marijuana Policy for the City and County of Denver.

At the Marijuana Management Symposium, Kilroy will present Denver’s collaborative approach toward marijuana management, including:

  • How Denver manages marijuana-related revenue and expenditures
  • Cross-departmental resource allocation
  • Streamlined inspection processes
  • Coordinating the city’s work on marijuana across multiple agencies and among various interested parties

The program will feature a number of guest speakers and subject matter experts and cover a range of regulatory and policy topics including:

  • Safety
  • The permitting process
  • Environmental health aspects
  • Inspections
  • Youth prevention

As more states face the prospect of legalized recreational marijuana, Denver officials have invited state and local government representatives from around Colorado, across the country and from as far as Amsterdam, to participate in the upcoming forum.

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