2024 marks 10 years of legal marijuana sales in Colorado

The past two years have industry insiders wondering how to get business booming again, while those against the industry want more regulations. 

“We saw the marijuana sales and consumption skyrocket during COVID-19, why was that, well we saw addiction levels to all substances skyrocket during COVID-19 because of isolation, because of mental health challenges and a lot of people were trying to self-medicate their mental health challenges of isolation with substances like alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs,” explained Luke Niforatos, Executive Vice President of Smart Approaches to Marijuana. “It’s a really sad and awful thing that we saw the sales of marijuana go up during that time because that means we saw addiction go up to marijuana.”

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