“Because it’s money.”
Colorado has made many progressive legislative moves to place it at the forefront of marijuana legalization. However, while many pro-marijuana advocates throughout the country have hailed the state for legalizing the recreational use of the controversial substance, there are still some members of the pro-marijuana community who are being found increasingly on the wrong side of law. Throughout Colorado, some cities are reacting to the statewide legalization of marijuana by passing laws that restrict those who prefer to grow their own instead of buying from a licensed dispensary.
In Colorado, the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medical use is legal - it's even written into the state constitution. Enacted in 2000, Colorado's medical marijuana amendment allows those with diseases such as cancer to purchase and use the drug.