DENVER – Many of the entrepreneurs and patients in Colorado’s medical marijuana community are working to be accepted into the mainstream with other American industries.
To that end, the Cannabis Therapy Institute hosted a Cannabis Holiday Health Fair on Sunday at a Denver Holiday Inn.
Organizers say they hope to demonstrate to the public and lawmakers that medical marijuana businesses in the Denver area are professional and compassionate.
“We are on very solid ground. We have an amendment which is very different from other states who have medical marijuana laws and statutes,” Jason Lauve of Cannabis Health News Magazine said. “So that gives us one step forward. I think the country is watching us, they are waiting to see what we do next, and they are listening to us and waiting to see what Colorado does next. I don’t know what’s going to happen next but I know it’s going to be positive.”
Sunday’s Cannabis Holiday Health Fair featured displays from medical marijuana dispensaries, educational videos, seminars, contests, gifts and prizes.
The event was free and open to the public.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Colorado for nearly a decade.
By Dan Boniface