Colorado moves to guard against ganja crackdown
Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.
A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify their recreational pot as medical pot if a change in federal law or enforcement occurs.
It's the boldest attempt yet by a US marijuana state to avoid federal intervention in its weed market.
The provision is getting a lot of attention in the marijuana industry following recent comments from members of President Donald Trump's administration which suggest that federal authorities could start seizing recreational pot.