Denver, CO, October 17, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Cannapages.com is teaming with Cloverleaf Consulting to promote an October 25th symposium for the medical marijuana industry, held to address the implications of the ballot initiative to regulate cannabis in Colorado. The amendment would systematically tax and regulate cannabis apart from that of the state’s current medical marijuana system, approved by voters in 2000. Those who operate, and patronize, medical marijuana dispensaries, are invited to discuss what the future holds for the industry, should the measure pass.
Although a neutral tech agency, Cannapages.com has taken part in other political movements, such as the "Vote No on 300" counter-ban campaign in Fort Collins. The company is now urging clients--and dispensaries in general--to take advantage of the legal panel offered Thursday night. "November is near," said senior editor, Rolv Harris. "Business-owners have spent so long debating now, that we've done little to realistically imagine or prepare for the potential scenario."
Amendment 64 has gained bipartisan support politically, but cannabis-rights activists--many of them, patients themselves--question the validity of a new regulatory system, and how it would affect “Medical Marijuana.” For dispensary operators who have poured years of investment and hard work into the turbulent start-up process, the language of the initiative is both confusing and intimidating, even despite its general intent.
“The point of the symposium will not be to ask ‘Why or why not,’ but rather, ‘What if?’” said Chloe Villano, whose company, Cloverleaf Consulting, is facilitating the event. “We have over 500 clients asking us what will happen if Amendment 64 passes, and we’d rather just get them together, in front of their own attorneys, to have their questions answered one by one.”
The discourse, to be held at Casselman’s Bar & Venue in Denver, will feature a legal panel, to outline new changes and choices that the amendment would present. Robert Corry, Warren Edson, Charles Houghton, Bob Dill, Christian Sederberg, and Sean McAllister are all expected to speak. Discussion will begin at six o’clock. Admission is free and open to the general public, and doors open at five o'clock.