July 1 marks the earliest possible day that licensed businesses can
legally sell recreational marijuana to adults over 21. Under the voter-approved legalization ballot measure, sales were originally slated to begin on January 1, but lawmakers decided to push back the date six months to allow the state more time to work out the nuances of regulating the new industry.
The new July 1 date is tied to April 1, which was when the Cannabis
Control Commission could begin accepting and reviewing license
applicants. The CCC has to make a decision on license applications
within 90 days. . . . more